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Each In His Own Tongue. 

A fire-mist and a planet, 

A crystal and a cell, 

A jelly-fish and a saurian, 

And caves where the cave-men dwell : 

Then a sense of law and beauty 

And a face turned from the clod,— 

Some call it Evolution 

And others call it God. 

A haze on the far horizon. 
The infinite tender sky, 
The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields 
And the wild geese sailing- high ; 
.And all over upland and lowland 
The charm of the golden-rod, — 
Some of us call it Autumn, 
And others call it God. 

Like tides on a crescent sea-beach, 
When the moon is new and thin. 
Into our hearts high yearnings 
Come welling anad surging in : 
Come from the mystic ocean 
Whose rim no foot has trod, — 
Some of us call it Longing, 
And others call it God. 

A picket frozen on duty, 

A mother starved for her brood. 

Socrates drinking the hemlock, 

And Jesus on the rood ; 

And millions who humble and nameless. 

The straight, hard pathway plod. 

Some call it Consecration, 

And others call it God. 

— Carruth. 


Influence of Greece Upon Rome. 

Chester H. Royer. 

During the later years of Grecian 
history a power had been growing up 
in the West w^iich began to come in 
contact with the Greeks in many ways 
soon after the death of Alexander, 
and which was destined to absorb into 
its empire the world civilization which 
he had founded and to be the succes- 
sor of Greece in history. This w^as 

In many ways the Romans were like 
the Greeks, but in more ways they 
were diflFerent. One most striking 
difference had a profound efifect on his- 
tory. The Romans had great ability 
for empire building. Their military 
talents were great, but these are not 
as unusual as the power which the 
Romans also had, of attracting their 
subjejcts to themselves, of centraliz- 
ing and consolidating their conquests 
into a single state, and of making the 
World Roman. This power enabled 
them to continue the w^ork of Greece, 
and Alexander, on a larger scale. The 
common civilization of the Orient 
which had resulted from his conquests 
they carried over the West as well and 
the system of balanced states into 
which his empire had divided, they 
changed into a political unity which 
bound the whole world of that time 
still more closely together. 

The principal influence of the Greeks 
on the Roman civilization was found 
first in the early religion and in the 
development of the Latin Race and 

Rome. The Romans had many gods 
which they worshipped, but their re- 
ligion was quite different from that 
of the Greeks. Their deities were not 
so human as those of the Greek reli- 
gion ; there Avas no poetry in the Ro- 
man religion ; it all had a practical 
tendency. Their gods were for use 
and w^hile they were honored and wor- 
shipped they were clothed w^ith few 
fancies. The Romans seldom specu- 
lated on the origin of the gods, and 
very little as to their personal charac- 
ter, and failed to develop an indepen- 
dent theogony. They were behind 
the Greeks in their mental effort in 
this respect and hence we find all the 
early religion was influenced by the 
ideas of the Latins, the Etruscans and 
the Greeks, the latter largely through 
the colonies which were established in 
Italy. Archaeology points to the fact 
of this early Greek influence. The 
conquests of the Greeks brought to 
Rome the religion, art and paintings 
and philosophy of the masters. The 
Romans were very shrewd and acute 
in the appreciation of all which the)- 
had found that was good in the 
Greeks. From the time of this con- 
tract there was a constant and contin- 
ued adoption of Grecian models in 
Rome. The first Roman writers, 
Fabius Pictor and Quintius Ennius, 
both wrote in Greek. All the early 
Roman writers considered Greek the 
finished stvle. The influence of the 


Greek lanj4uag-e was felt at Rome on 
tlie first ac(iuaiiuance of the Italians 
with it, throui^h trade and commerce 
and throu.^-Ji the introduction of 
Greek forms of relis>"ion. The earlv 
intluence of languagfe was less than 
the influence of art. While the Phoe- 
nicians and l^truscans furnished some 
of the models, they were usually un- 
productive and barren types and not 
to be compared with tlnjse furnished 
by Greece. 

liefore tthe introduction of Greek 
Schools, the main education in Rome 
cou'^isted of reading, writing and cal- 
crlation. But after Rome conquered 
Greece their education became broad- 
er. The child started to go to school 
at the age of seven under the care of 
a padogogue. After he had an elemen- 
tary education he was sent to Athens 
to >*tudy science, astronomy, philoso- 
phy etc., and if he wanted to study 
Rhetoric he went to Rhodes. The 
young Romans who devoted them- 
selves to the state and its service were 
from the 5th century B. C. well vers- 
ed in Greek language. No education 
\\as considered complete in the lat- 
ter days of the Republic and under 
the imperial power until it had been 
finished at Athens. The eiTect on lit- 
erature, particularly poetry and the 
drama was very great in the first per- 
iod of Roman literature, and even Hor- 
ace, the most original of Latin poets, 
began his career by writing Greek 
verse, and no doubt his beautiful style 
\vac gi^tten by his ardent study of the 
Greek language. The plays of Plau- 
tus and Terence deal also with the pro- 
ducts of Athens and every Roman 
comedy was to a certain extent a copy 
either in form or spirit of the Greek. 

In tragedy a spirit of Euripides, the 
master, came into Rome. 

The inrtuence of the Greek philoso- 
l)h} was more marked than that of 
language. It's first contact with Rome 
was antagonistic. The philosophers 
and rhetoricians because of the dis- 
turbance they created, were expelled 
from Rome in the second century. As 
early as 161 A. D. those who pursued 
the study of philosophy always read 
and disputed in Greek. Many Greek 
schools of philosophy of an elemen- 
tary nature were established tempor- 
arily at Rome, while the larger num- 
ber of students of philosophy went to 
Athens and for Rhetoric to Rhodes for 
the completion of their education. The 
philosophy of Greece that came into 
Rome was something of a degenerate 
Epicurean, unwholesome atmosphere. 
Along with the many helpful ele- 
ments of culture that Rome received 
from Greece she received also many 
germs of great social and moral evils. 
Life in Greece and the Orient had be- 
come degenerate and corrupt. Close 
communication with this society, in 
union with other influences corrupted 
the life at Rome. The simplicity and 
frugality of the earlier times were re- 
placed by oriental extravagance, lux- 
ury and dissoluteness. 

All these changes excited those who 
clung to the old-fashioned habits, and 
who saw in the new luxury a grave 
danger to the state. Cato the censor 
spent most of his life in trying to 
bring back the customs of their fore- 
fathers to his countrymen. He was an 
industrious, stern, honest- man, and 
tried to make every one like himself. 
In a speech delivered when he was 
consul. Cato drew a gloomy forecast 



on the results of Rome's conquests. 
"As the empire develops I dread the 
more these vices of greed and luxury, 
captured us, and not that we have cap- 
tured us, and not that we had captur- 
tured them." But his advice was taken 
mostly by the common people, and the 
rich class paid little attention to him. 
For a while he checked the speed of 
fast living by his regulations and vir- 
tuous discipline. But after his death 
the tide changed again for the worse. 
In his honor was set up a statue 

with this inscription on it, "This 
statue was erected to Cato because 
when Censor he, by introducing wise 
regulations and virtuous discipire re- 
stored it." 

In conclusion we see that Greece 
was the mother of modern civilization ; 
Rome was its missionary, and the 
conquest of Greece by Rome was fol- 
lowed by the conquest of Rome, by 
Greece, or another way of stating it 
is, Greece was conquered by Rome and 
Rome was civilized bv Greece. 

How a Stranger Can spend a Day In Lancaster 

To the Best Advantage 

Orlena Wolgemuth. 

Lancaster, although not generally 
recognized as such, is really a place of 
great interest. It is there that the 
lover of History can spend a day to 
his profit. There can be seen many 
places, which are vitally associated 
with the lives of great men. 

The man, of whom Lancaster is es- 
pecially proud, is James Buchanan, 
former President of the United States. 
Go with me to his country home, call- 
ed Wheatland. There you will see a 
large lawn abounding in trees. Birds 
twitter in the tree tops, gladdening 
every heart. The house is old fashion- 
ed and placed far back from the road 
side. The house is occupied and only 
a favored iew are admitted. But we 
must go further. We must visit the 
olace of his burial. This is Wood- 

ward Hill Cemetery. Sad memories 
cluster around the place, reminding 
us of the time wiien we also shall 
have passed away. 

We will go next to a place of the 
same kind, the grave of Thaddeus 
Stevens, the founder of the public 
school system of the United States. 
In his (honor Stevens' High School 
was named. Lancaster is also proud 
of its Stevens' Industrial School. 
There orphan boys are educated and 
given a fair chance in the world. Thad- 
deus Stevens' grave is in the Ceme- 
tery on the corner of Mulberry and 
Chestnut Streets. In the far corner 
a dark marble slab can be noticed by 
the passer-by. 

Franklin and Marshal College with 
its grand, imposing structures fills the 



onlookers with a feeling of awe. The 
grounds are beautiful, kept in perfect 
order and just the right sort of place 
for the recreation of the noble youths, 
who receive their education at the 
College. Benjamin Franklin was one 
of the first trustees of Franklin Col- 
lege. The College was named in his 
honor. Marshall College was named 
in honor of John Marshall, the great 
Chief Justice of the United States. 
Franklin and Marshall College was 
ft)rmed from the union of the two Col- 
leges. >rarsliall College was formerly 
at Mercersburg. 

A little stone hotel on the corner 
of Charlotte and King Streets de- 

mands our attention. In that hotel 
Lafayette stayed on his memorable 
\isit to Lancaster. 

In Lancaster there is a place where 
three prominent men spoke. This 
l)lace is the balcony on the side of the 
Hrunswick hotel. Lafayette, the great 
Frenchman mentioned before, Abra- 
ham Lincoln, the emancipator of the 
slaves and Theodore Rbosevelt, ex- 
President of the United States spoke 

"Lives of great men all remind us. 
We can make our lives sublime 

And departing leaves behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time." 

How a Thief Was Found. 

Ruth E. Reber. 

There was trouble at Gilmore Col- 
lege, both in the ladies' and the gent- 
lemen's dormitories. Almost every 
day some article of clothing, or a piece 
of jewery, or a sofa cuslhion, or per- 
haps a book was missing from a stu- 
dent's room, and try as they would, 
they could not find the thief. 

On the evening of the Sophmore 
play, Ted Bronson, one of the Seniors 
was hurriedly dressing for the affair. 
He had quite a bit to do, and then 
he had to (?) call for one of the 
girls. He was becoming quite impa- 
tient, for he had to wait to get a bath- 
room., and when he did get one the 
hot water was all gone. While he was 
with some difficulty tying his cravat, 

he heard one of the "fellows" coming 
down IJhe corridor calling him. He 
answered, and the chum came into 
his room. "Hurry up, old man" he 
said, "the little lady will faint if you 
are ten minutes late, you know." The 
jesting tone and handsome appear- 
ance of the chum, only added to his 
ill humor. "You get out, Jackson or 
I'll — " He did not finish the sentence 
for he h — ad begun it while rummag- 
ing thru the closet and bureau draw- 
ers for the white waistcoat to his 
dress suit, and it could not be found 
anywhere. "Hang it all ! there it is 
again, some more stuff missing" this 
from Ted who came up from a fruit- 
less search thru his trunk, quite red 
in the face. 



After visiting all the other boys in 
the hall and trying on every waistcoat, 
he gave up in despair. All those that 
were not going to be in use were too 
small, and the very ones that were 
a perfect fit were going to adorn the 
other young men. Finally, however, 
one of the boyS "unearthed" an old 
one, and after much pinning and fuss- 
ing he was ready, looking quite as 
well as any other of the gentlemen, 
for he was an exceptionally good look- 
ing youth. 

Upon arriving at the ladies' dormi- 
tory, he found Miss Dexter, whom he 
was to escort to the play in tears. 
"What do you think has happened, 
Ted" she asked. "Couldn't Possibly 
imagine" he answered; "I hope it is 
not as tough as my luck was," and he 
told her what a time he had had. She 
smiled in spite or herself, but quickly 
grew sober again, "Yes, but it is, al- 
most, anyhow. You know that dia- 
mond bracelet I wear?" "Yes, I have 
met it" and Ted made an elaborate 
bow. "Oh. don't try to make me 
laugh, because you can't Ted Bronson 
but that bracelet "has went or else 
was taken," and she laughed again. 
"I move that we get to the bottom of 
this, madam," said Ted with mock so- 
briety, "I'm getting tired of scouring 
the country everytime I want some- 
thing," but he was in earnest now. 
"Well let's go o the Sophomore play, 
and then decide to-morrow or else af- 
ter the play just how we will plan our 
campaign." So off they went. 

That evening at the play they got 
an idea for their campaign as Ted call- 
ed it. The Sophomores had procured 
the services of one of the campus 
guards, who had a pet monkey. The 

guard played the part of an organ 
grinder, while his monkey danced to 
the music. But what amazed Ted and 
Dorothy was the sight of the monkey 
dressed in Ted's waistcoat, of course, 
much cut down to fit the monkey. 
"Why didn't he take an old one and 
let me appear in the beautiful thing," 
cheerfully complained Ted. "Because 
he had very good taste, and besides, he 
knew that you were such a vain bird ; 
so he decided to humble you just a 
bit, sir" said Dorothy saucily. "Let's 
take him to task for it. Dot," said Ted 
after the play, and away they went- 
like two children. 

They spoke to the guard who said 
he knew nothing of the origin of the 
waistcoat, but he simply saw it in his 
room at the boarding house, and so he 
cut it down and dressed his monkey in 

The nexxt day they went to see the 
monkey and his master, who took them 
out to the monkey's cage, in the barn. 
They played with it, and while ex- 
ploring the cage and barn Ted dis- 
covered an old wash boiler without 
the lid and a cushion beside it that 
looked familiar to him. He looked 
over the contents of the boiler and in 
the bottom found Dorothy's bracelet; 
He called the others and such a chat- 
tering as that monkey had, w^ien he 
saw his guests behaving so rudely. 
They found all the missing articles, 
and between much laughing and talk- 
ing they discovered how they had got 

The monkey was a frequent visitor 
at the dormitories, and it seemed that 
the pretty things took his eye; so he 
took them. 



When the students found it out they 
all had a good laugh and after they 
got back their things they decided to 
watch the monkey closely when he 
came to call and especially when he 

left. He was terribly insulted by the 
actions of his friends and never for- 
gave them for taking his beautiful 
things from the old boiler. 

Lazy Boys. 

This little composition Avas written 
by Miss Lydia Staufifer at the age of 
nine years. She received 95 per cent, 
for her work. It has not been chang- 
ed in any detail but is reproduced as 

Almost all boys are lazy. They 
come to school with dirty hands and 
faces and don't even comb thair hare. 
They come down along to their class- 
es as if they were a going to get a 
whipping. In thair reader class when 
they get up to read they stand and 
stutter and have to spell every Avord 
before they can read. And in thair 
spelling class they make the awfulest 
blunders that the whole class bursts 
out laughing. 

When harvest comes they say I 
don't feel good. I don't believe I will 
help to-day. T am afraid the hot sun 
will make me sick. The girls may 
help. The girls are good enough to 

help in the fields but if the girls want 
the boys to help lift something heavy 
that is to heavy for the girls they 
growl and say that is not bayes work. 
They are never wide awake. They 
sit with thair head propped up. All 
thes tramps that we see now were 
lazy boys when they were young. 
They ware out thair clothes sitting 
around then the good girls have to 
patch them. When thair father makes 
them go to school when they do not 
want to they la yin the fence corner 
until about the time school is out then 
they go home and make up some false 
stories to tell thair fathers. 

\\'hen you want them to chop some 
wood the}- will go and chop a few 
sticks. They are afraid if they will 
chop m<Tre than will be used in one 
day that it will spoil. Lazy boys are 
really good for nothing but to ware 
out thair clothes. By 

Miss Lvdia StaufTer. 




Anna Ruth Eshelman. 

Autumn i^ the time of the year 
Avhcn all Xature is clothed in the most 
gorgeous and brilliant of colors. It 
is the season which treads lightly on 
the heels of sunimer and foreshadows 
the disappearance of life and the chill 
of winter. 

There is much argumentation about 
the seasons as to their value and 
beauty, but, be that as it may, each 
season has a beauty peculiar to itself. 
And now, Autumn brings with it so 
much beauty, that it is fitting and 
profitable to observe its characteris- 

From the standpoint of beauty Aut- 
umn is not surpassed. Nature has ar- 
ranged a most beautiful color scheme 
with which to adorn old Mother Earth 
What, is more beautiful than to see 
her garment of golden yellow, bril- 
liant red and modest brown ! As we 
walk through God's free countr}^ we 
see the fields of brown and green, the 
shocks of corn fodder, the heaps of 
yellow and red corn close by and the 
yellow pumpkins dDtted among the 
twining stalks. P.y the lane we see 
the goldenrod and the brilliant-color- 
ed asters and the creeping vine of rich 
hue. In the wood we behold the 
evergreens of a velvet-like richness, 
and the maples with orange, red and 
yellow leaves. Ere long the trees will 
be shorn of their covering and the 
earth will have the richest carpe't that 
has ever been placed in palace or hall. 

Autumn is the time of harvest. The 
tillers of tlie land have just completed 
strenuous tasks and now they can go 
contentedly and deservingly to the 
barn and behold their store for winter 
use. Likewise all human nature ha;? 
prepared for the period when Mother 
Earth will be covered with blankets 
of snow and will be resting peaceful- 
ly. The \vood, the orchard, and the 
field ha\'e all given their supply and 
their products for the benefit and use 
of animal and man. Autumn por- 
trays to some extent a retirement and 
a preparation. 

Nor is the scenery all that comes 
with Autumn. The air of the fall 
day, a clear, brigh day, puts energy in- 
to our beings and fills us with new 
life.. How animateed and happy the 
child is when it starts to school after 
a long vacation ! The rays from the 
sun produce warmth and not heat dur- 
ing the fall months. And then some 
morning we awake and see that Jack 
Frost has crept in and put a golden 
hue of the leaf in exchange for the 
green. He adds vim and vigor to the 
drowsiness of the summer air. 

However, all the beauty does not 
lie on the earth. The sunset of aut- 
umn is wonderful. The western sky 
is a mass of red. yellow, (grange and 
purple while the vapors rise along 
the eastern sky. The crickets are 
chirping and the swallows are calling, 
which accompaniments set us dream- 



ing. The melancholy feeling that 
comes with Autumn is a rather pleas- 
ant feeling. We become somewhat 
dead to the world at times and have 
a deep longing for something far 
away. How true are the words of the 
poet when he says: 

"What a brave splendor is in the 
October air! how rich, and clear, and 
bracing, and all-joyous! W,^^ jnust 
render love to the spring-time, with 
its sproutings tender^ as to a child 
quite dear, but Autumn is a thing of 
perfect glory. A manhood not yet 

Thoughts From Prof. Leiter's Chapel Talk On 
Loyalty to Literary Society Work. 

Supera Martz 

Literary society is an organization 
maintained by and for the students, 
aided by the faculty. It is organized 
to develop the responsibility of the 
students, under efficient supervision, 
so that you are prepared for responsi- 
bilities when you go out into life, 
where you get no praise, but only ad- 
verse criticism. 

TvOyalty is the faithful performance 
of duties, as members, and enthusias- 
tic interest in all its phases and activi- 
ties. You can be loyal by reading the 
constitution and by-laws carefully; by 
studying parliamentary rule, so that 
you understand how our legislative 
bodies are conducted. You should 
not miss one meeting ]>rivate or pub- 
lic. You should feel that you are 
missing a large amount of training by 
being absent. Allow this digression. 
If you f(^rm the habit of attending so- 
cieties, you will enjoy them and feel 
that it is a privilege as well as a duty 
to attend a literary program ; besides 
the training- you receive from the so- 
ciety itself. Then too, you should 
assist in the work. AVhen a question 
is up for discussion, give your opin- 
ions. INfove and second motions with 
alacrity. Sieze every opportunity for 

speaking in general debate. Don't be 
afraid of, or embarrassed when, ris- 
ing to speak at the same time someone 
else does. Let three or four rise at 
once and keep the president on the 
alert to see who had the floor first. 
Let each one of you be depended upon 
for special duties, such as holding of- 
fice and serving on the program. Sac- 
rifice other pleasures to do your duty 
to your society. 

The value of the training received 
from the society is inestimable. You 
can spend all your school life in study- 
ing books and, yet, if you have not 
not had any training in expression, 
which is the society's main work, yon 
can not express your thoughts clearly 
nor interestingly. 

Tlie teacher develous the ability of 
concise, clear exi)ression to teach pu- 
pils, the business man needs the 
training he receives for his work, the 
stenographer gets training in compo- 
sition, the farmer and the man of 
many occupations is enriched and 
benefited b}' the discipline received in 
the society. 

In conclusion, I plead with each of 
}-ou to be genuinely loyal to literary 
societv work. 




HELEN GRACE OELLIG 17, Edit r-in-CMef 

School Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 

Ruth S. Bucher '16.. 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman "20 K. L. S. Notes 

David H. Markey '17 Homerian Notes 

A. C. Bausher '17 Ex hinges 

Bard E. Kre'der '18 Athletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler "16. . . .B> siness Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner 17 Art 

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Lifters and Leaners. 

Tliere are twc) kinds of people on earth 

Just tw(» kinds of people, no more I 

Not the rich and the poor, for to count 

a man's wealth. 
You must first know the state of hrs 

conscience and health. 
Not the humble and proud, for in life's 

little span 
Wh(^ l>uts on vain airs is not counted 

a man. 
Not the happy and sad, for the swift 

flying' years 
Brings each man his latighter and 

each man his tears. 
No, the two kinds of people on earth 

I mean, 
Are the people who lift and the peo- 
ple who lean. 
^^^herever you go you will find tke 

world's masses 
.\re always divided in just these two 




And r>dd}y enoutyh, vclhi will find too, T 

'I'here is only one Jifterto twenty who 

In which class are you? Are you eas- 
ing;,' the load 
Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the 

Or are you a leaner, wlio lets others 

Wnn portion of labor and worry and 

care? — Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 

While it is true that "no man liveth 
to himself" and that in a measure we 
are all dependent on those about us for 
our well being and happiness, yet we 
ought to be able to help ourselves in- 
stead of being leaners. Yet about us 
there are in every walk of life those 
who lean on others. The eagle when 
her young are ready to fly forces 
them over the edge of the nest into 
iln abyss below. Were they allowed 
to remain in the nest they would all 
their lives lean on the parent bird and 
be dependent on her even for the sus- 
tenance of life. And so the mother 
eagle in her wisdom thrusts them on 
their own resources. What a valu- 
able lesson to us. 

In every avenue of life there are 
jupt these two classes of people. The 
■leaners so far out-number the lifters 
that is up to thte latter to accomplish 
most of the great things of life. In 
"he home there are these two classes. 
In the school, in the church, in the 
state, in society, all people "may be 
divided in just these two classes." 
In the home ofttimes the child is al- 

lowed to grow up without any self 
reliance. He must always have help, 
he can ne\er Hnd what he wants, he 
is in every way dependent on his pa- 
rents, brothers and sisters. 

\\'hen a child of that type enters 
school he is not likel}' to be a lifter, 
lie copies his arithmetic and grammar 
from his fellows. His Latitn transla- 
ti'ins are the product of a "pony". His 
composition work is culled from writ- 
ers here and there. If this state of 
affairs ceased here it would not be so 
bad. But such a man in his relation to 
the state i a leaner. He votes the 
ticket of his father and grandfather 
never making the effort to think out a 
policy of his own by .which to vote. 
In the church he is one of that kind 
of members who go to prayer meet- 
ing expecting to receive benefiit but 
never ready to give. When he is ill 
he expects visitors and kindness shown 
but he never visits the sick himself. 
In society he is parasite Kving off 
those around him. 

The lifters of the v^^orld are ^the 
men and women of education. The 
world is looking for lifters. The pro- 
portion of young men and women who 
have the opportunity to secure a 
thorough education is very small. If 
they are expected to support twenty 
leaners, what a momentous task! In 
the school, church, and state especial- 
ly the educated man is the lifter. The 
boys and girls in our colleges will be 
the lifters or leaners of the future. 
Lifters and Xyeaners— which will you, 




, w- *♦■ 

Monday, September 3 dawned bright 
and clear while many old and new 
students were making their way to- 
ward College Hill. It was a very 
busy day for the President and others 
who were assisting him. Some did 
not enroll until the next day. 
Some of the old students who arc 
back again are : ]\'Iisses Vera Laughlin, 
Laura Moyer, Luella Aungst, Mar}- 
Rittenhouse, Ruth Sanders, Ruth Kil- 
hefner, Ella Holsinger, Ruth Bucher, 
Sara Shisler. Edith Arnold, Kathryn 
Rurkhart, Letha Roycr, Kathrync 
Leiter, Mildred Ronebrake. Salinda 
Dohner, Mary Spidel, and Helen G. 
Oellig. Messrs, John Graham, Bard 
Kreider. A. C. Baugher. Ephraim 
ATeyer. Nathan Meyer. Daniel Baum, 
David Markey, Ephriam Hertzler, 
Ezra Wenger, Henry Wenger, John 
Sherman, Isaac Taylor, Charles Young 
Ray Kline, Carl Smith, Jesse Miller, 
and Levi Ziegler. 

The students feel very grateful 
to the trustees for the kindness 

shown in fixing up the halls and dor- 
mitories. The boys' dormitory has 
been papered, while the halls and some 
of the class rooms have been kelsomin- 
ed. , 

Mr. 'Horace George and familj^ 
moved to town the first of October. 
Mr. George will continue his work as 
janitor till some one else can be pro- 

Alfred Eckroth, Raymond Gephart^ 
and Paul Burkholder. former students 
are now in training camp. Mr. Ekroth 
is at Camp Meade, Md. 

]\Ir. Hertzler, to the cook— "What is 
it going to give for dinner to-day?" 

It's a common occurrence for stu- 
dents to receive weekly news from 
points of interest, but the latest is 
dailv news from Mercersburg'. 

Wr. and Mrs. Frank Werner, Miss- 
es Anna and Luella W^erner, and Mr, 
Lloyd Werner of Fredericksburg, 
visited ■Mr. Aaron Edress recently. 

Rhetoric teacher — "When should 
the description of a fire begin?" 



Mr. Taylor — "When the first flames 
break forth." 

Teacher — "When should it end?" 
Mr. T.— "When it stops burning." 
Miss P.rukhart— "I'll tell vou after 

Friday evening." 

Mr. Sherman — "Oh! I know, she's 
thinkintx about social privileges after 

Mr. Taylor — "Are you taking the 
Pedagogical course?" 

Miss Nies (with a psychology in 
her hand) — "No I'm taking the nerv- 
ous system." 

Mr. David Markey visited at Center- 
port recently. 

Supper has been changed to 5 45 for 
a two weeks trial. On Saturday and 
Sunday it will be at the usual time 5 
o'cock. 1 

One night Mr. Sherman was arous- 
ed from sleep by the noise oif the 
castors of tthe wash stand which 
stood against the end of the bed. Mr. 
Henry Wenger was dreaming he was 
running a Chevrolet, and he thought 
it was about to go down over the 
fire escape. He went to put on the 
emergency brake, but instead pushed 
the washstand around. 

Prof. H. K. Ober is attending school 
at Franklin & Marshall. Only those 
who have been in his classes know 
how he is missed on College Hill. 

Wanted — A Jackson, by Miss Kil- 

Wanted — some crumbs to feed Miss 
Maria Myers the next time she gets 
under the table. 

On Saturday afternoon, the 22nd. 
of September, the girls were allow- 
ed to take a hike to Donegal Springs. 

Upon hearing that the boys were go- 
ing many of the girls were dismayed 
and as a result decided not to go. 
However a few who wished ttj gfc) 
were granted the privilege, so with 
Miss Brenisholtz as chaperon, the fol- 
lowing girls left the campus about 
lialp past one in order to catch the two 
o'clock car : Ruth N. Kilhcfner, Vera 
Laughlin, Hattie Eberly, Supera Mar- 
tz, Lottie Nies and Ruth S. Bucher. 

Arriving at the Colebrook Roard 
they left the car and started for Done- 
gal Springs proper, where they arriv- 
ed about an hour later. Some of 
the most important happenings on the 
trip there were these : Miss Eberly 
waded a stream without removing her 
shoes and stockings and" the girls who 
had taken their nets along to catch 
bugs and butterflies tried to catch a 
Ford instead. Both were failures in 

After viewing the grounds, consist- 
ing of church, cemetery, springs and 
mansion and being treated to plain 
and chocolate coated marshmellows 
the girls decided to go back. 

On the way back to the car the 
girls thought it would be a practical 
plan to have a military drill. "And 
they had one. such as it was." It 
would have been quite amusing to 
some of the officers at our training 
camps, who have charge of our boys. 

After being tired of walking straight 
and imagining butter fly nets to be 
guns the girls separated. Misses Nies 
and Bucher took the lead. Thus they 
kept on going when suddenly someone 
asked the time, and discovered they 
had but ten minutes time to catch the 
five o'clock car. The girls ahead de- 
cided thev would walk fast and try 



fio stop it. When about one-eighth 
mile distant they heard the car com- 
ing and ran to the station as the trol- 
ley cme in sight. The conductor be- 
ing kind-hearted waited till all had ar- 
rived and thus they all got back the 
same day. 

Although the crowd was small just 
ask them if they did not have a good 

Mr Daniel Baum thinks the Amish 
people are so "suspicious" (supersti- 

Two very important events hap- 
pened several days ago. They were 
the marriage of Misses Laughlin and 
Eberly, who were the grooms and 
Misses Moyer and Nies who were the 
brides. The Times extends congratu- 
lations to both these couples and hop- 
es they will live happily the entire 
school year. 

If any of the students don't find 
enough to eat on the dining room 
tables just ask for Miss Burkhart. 
She may be able to supply you Avith 
"Graham" bread if nothing else. 

Miss Floy Crouthamel entertained 
her parents, grandmother and Miss 
Mable Frederic of Lansdale, the week- 
end of September 22-23. 

Prof. Ober .^ave our first chapel talk 
of this school year Friday, September 
21, His subject was "Volition." It 
was an inspiration to all present to 
make the best of circumstances what- 
ever thev be. 

Miss R. Sauders- 
for days.'' 

Miss M. Myers — 
ter, are you sick?" 

Miss Sauders — "No, I sleep nights." 

-'T haven't slept 
'What's the mat- 

Girls, the reception room is in 
splendid order. A new rug and new 
curtains have been purchased and 
placed there. What does it mean? 
Surely not to promote entertaining at 
said place. 

Some of the students of last year 
who are teaching this year are : Phoe- 
be Longenecker, Myra Bohn, Grace 
Burkhart, Inez Byers. Mary Bixler, 
Bertha Landis, Martha Young, Sallie 
Miller. Margaret Oellig, Melvin Shis- 
ler and Abel Long. 

Miss Helen Oellig is matron at the 
home of Dr. Reber during the ab- 
sence of Mrs. Reber. 

Miss Oellig and Miss Reber are 
having various experiences in house- 
keeping since Mrs. Reber has been 
absent. Ruth while getting the boys 
ready for school said. "Horace, do 
wash your hair and comb your face."' 
James who had been told to obey Miss 
Oellig since she is older than his sis- 
ter asked, "Helen, you aren't so aw- 
fully old, are you?" Miss Oellig as- 
sured him that no she wasn't so "'aw- 
fullv" old: 

In Memory of George H. Light. 

A pilgrim walked with God one day 
at noon. 
Through heat of life's midsummer 
sun ; 
He heard from somewhere a Seraphic 
Then mused till love's last note was 

.\ hand now rested on his ferered 
Writing upon it heaven's glorious 
name ; 



A voice whispered saying, "It is 
enough now, 
You are worthy of more than earth- 
ly fame." 

A few steps westward — as westward 

Are going somewhere on our way — 
Our pilgrim went, and saw eternity, 

His sun set while it was yet day. 

He sleeps not. nor is he dead, his spir- 
it lives 

With all remembering ones of earth, 
To teach us, not years, but deeds give 

Life its golden crown of worth. 

His departure l:)rings our heaven near- 
Swells the anthem round God's 
Binds hope's cable stronger, surer- 
Heaven's not heaven without our 
own. G. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, in view of the loss we, 
in behalf of the class of 1905, Eliza- 
bethtown College, have sustained by 
the decease of our friend and class- 
mate, George H. Light, and of the still 
heavier loss sustained by those who 
were nearest and dearest to him, there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved. That it is but a just tri- 
bute to the memory of the departed to 
say that in regretting his removal from 
our midst we mourn for one who was, 
in every way worthy of our respect 
and regard. 

Resolved. That we sincerely con- 
dole with the family of the deceased 
on the dispensation with which it has 
pleased Divine Providence to afflict 
them, and commend them for conso- 

lation to Him who orders all things 
for the best, and whose chastisements 
are meant in mercy. 

Resolved, That this heartfelt testi- 
monial of our sympathy be forwarded 
to the bereaved family and be publish- 
ed in "Our College Times." 

Minerva Stauffer Fridy. 

Blanche Fisher Morga« 

D. L. Landis, 


Homerian Notes. 

Quite a few of our former members 
are by this time engaged in teaching 
and preaching, in which work they 
are daily making use of the training 
they have acquired in the Homerian 
Literary Society. Although we re- 
gret that they are not among our 
numl)er this year, we wish them much 
success in the positions they fill. 

Thus far only four new members 
have been added to our list. They are 
Misses. Sara Shisler and Orlena Wol- 
gemuth. Messrs. Ezra Wenger and 
Ephriam G. Meyer. We are however 
anticipating that more students will 
j(Mn our ranks before long. 

At 8 p. m. on Sept. 14, the Society 
rendered the first public program for 
the year. The meeting was in charge 
of our Chairman Miss Helen G. Oellig. 
After the Chaplain, Miss Ruth Buch- 
cr had offered the opening prayer, the 
following features were rendered— 
Song, by the Society : Essay, "Oppor- 
tunities,". A. C. Baugher; Declama- 
tion, 'The Philipi)ine Question", J. F. 
Graham ; Discussion, Book review of 
"Tom Brown at Rugby," Prof. R- W. 
Schlosser; Piano Solo. Ruth S. Buch- 


Keystone Society Notes. 

An other school year has been open- 
ed and school life is renetved in all 
its former activities. There is probab- 
1}' no greater means that will tend to- 
ward the success of this year than the 
Literary Societies ; especially the Key- 
stone Society, since all new students 
as well as od lare eligible. 

This S(~»ciety serves as a means for 
both selfimprovement and entertain- 
ment. The society had the pleasure 
of initiating" twenty-three new mem- 
bers the first society night. It is hop- 
ed that all new students will soon see 
the value of Society work. 

On Friday night, September 7th, 
the .;society had a very interesting 
meeting. The first feature on the pro- 
gram was music by the Society ; fol- 
lowing that was an interesting debate, 
Resolved, That the rural schools 
should be consolidated. It was discuss- 
ed affirmatively by Sara Shisler and 
Ruth Reber ; negatively by Ray Kline 
and Levi Zeigler. The judges decided 
in favor of the affirmative side. We 
were then favored with a Declama- 
tion by Mr. Baum and a Recitation by 
Miss Leiter which were appreciated 
verA'' much by the audience. 

A public meeting of the Society 
was held in Society Hall, Friday 
evening, September 21, 1917- The 
newly elected officers were inaugurat- 
ed as follows : President, Isaac Tay- 
lor ; Vice President, Nathan Meyer; 
Secretary, Vera Laughlin ; Critic, Pro- 
fessor Harley. The program iwas 
then opened with an essay entitled 
"The Value of Books" by Miss Hol- 
singer and a Declamation entitled 
"Getting the Right Start" by Nathan 

Meyer. The Debate, Resolved, That 
the College Preparatory Course should 
be required to complete a Commercial 
Course, was debated affirmatively by 
Edith Reich and Clarence Sollenberg- 
er ; negatively by Kathryn Burkhart 
and Bard Kreider. The judges de- 
cided in favor of the negative side. 
The debate was followed with a gen- 
eral discussion by tihe society and 
finally decided in favor of the affirma- 
tive side. We were then favored with 
a Piano Solo entitled "A Maiden's 
Prayer" by Miss Florence Shenk ; as 
a closing feature we had the Literary 
Echo read by Henry Wenger. 

Athletic Notes. 

On Tuesday, September 4, a meet- 
ing, of those interested in tennis, was 
called by David Markey. At which 
meeting John Graham took charge, 
the purpose being the election of the 
regular officers which resulted in the 
following elections : Pres., John R. 
Sherman; V. Pres., Nathan G. Meyer; 
Secy., Ruth S. Bucher; Treas., Bard 
E. Kreider. 

The meeting then adjourned and all 
of the officers went to work at their 
respective duties. The president seem- 
ed to have a wonderful influence over 
the boys, and all joined to help him, 
because his decision on the matter 
was much like that of Captain John 
Smith. While Captain's Smith's was: 
"Those who will not work, shall not 
eat," Mr. Sherman's was, "Those who. 
do not help to clean the tennis courts 
may play when I say so." So much 
was the zeal of the President, and all 
who helped him. that in less than a 
week the courts were ready for play- 



ing. This meant that the Secretary 
and Treasurer had to get busy and 
get more members for the association. 

At first they found considerable 
trouble in getting some of the new 
students, to join he association, but, 
when the}^ saw a few games, they 
soon decided that the game was worth 
very much for keeping in good spirits 
in scho(il. bii< much more for the ex- 
ercise taken wliile playing. 

When the courts were ready for 
playing, real cool weather came and 

;dso rain on Saturday, which is the 
big day for tennis, so that many 
thought there would not be much ten- 
nis this ball, but now we are enjoying 
splendid weather, which is appreciat- 
ed by all. 

The stars of the hill proved to be 
very kind, ad did not show any par- 
tiality Init helped all to learn the 
game. They are all getting along 
splendidly and to be sure are enjoy- 
ing the game. 



In takinj>- up this work vvhicli is new 
t(i HIS wf realize that the co-operation 
x)i all of the Alumni is needed to make 
this department a success. The 
friendships formed in school last a 
lifetime. All of us are interested in 
the activities of our fellow alumni. 
W'h}^ not send any item of general 
interest to the editor for publication. 
-^Our students after a few year's con- 
tact \\ ith earnest, noble teachers go 
■out into w'lrious professions with the 
determination tio make good. As a 
result we find them in many parts of 
the world creditably filling positions 
oi honor and trust. 

We desire your aid in making the 
Alumni Notes interesting throughout 
this school year. 

]]. K. Geyer "16, paid a short visit 
to the College. Mr. Geyer is pursu- 
ing his studies at Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege and is president of the Junior 

A. L. Reber '13, has resigned his po- 
sition as Assistant Principal of the 
Bainbridge T^igh School and has en- 
tered a medical school in Chicago. 

John Kuhns '13, has entered Frank- 

lin and Marshall College. 

Lydia Withers '17, has entered 

Henry G. Hershey '17, has accept- 
ed a position in the Farmer's Na- 
tional Bank of Lititz. Mr. Hershey 
reports that he likes his work very 


The following alumni have returned 
to College Hill as students : A. C. 
Baugher "17, Mildred L Bonebrake 
"17. Ruth S. Bucher '16, Anna Ruth 
Eshelman '17, David H. Markey '17, 
Helen G. Oellig '17. 

Mary ShaefTer '13, has gone to In- 
dia as a missionary. Our best wishes 
for her success in the work go with 

A number of our Alumni have ans- 
wered the call of their country. 
Among these are: Robert Becker '13, 
Mack Falkenstein '13, Camp Meade, 
Md. ; Second Lieutenant Earl Gish '16, 
Paul Gronbeck '16, Sargeant Paul 
Hess '15, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. ; Geo. 
NeflF 't6, Fort Houston, Texas. These 
boys would appreciate a word of 
"•reetins: from their friends. 



Jacob E. Myers '11, is Principal of 
the Hanover High School. 

C. J. Rose '13, who was grduated 
from Juniata College in '17 has ac- 
cepted the pastorate of the Claar 
Church. Blair Co. 

L. D. Rose '07, pursued a course in 
Chemistry at the Pa. State College 

this summer. 

Olive A. Myers '10, died at 'her 
home in Sylvan, Pa., on Sept. 16, 191 7. 
Miss Myers spent severl years in Col- 
orado in an effort to regain he health 
but to no avail. We extend our heart- 
felt sympathy to her family and many 



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The Aim of the Exchange Department 
of "Our College Times'' 

More (juestionino; is done concern- 
ilnt^ the purpose of the "Exchange" 
department than concerning any other 
])art of a school journal. We con- 
chide that this is due largely, to the 
fact that many people have forgotten 
the meaning of the simple word "ex- 
change." When we read the daily 
])aper we notice that much is said 
about "stock exchange." In chemis- 
try we study about the "Theroy of 
Exchanges" and in "Journalism" we 
find that it means : "the sending of a 
publication to another." But the 
word "Exchanges" in "Our College 
Times" means just a little more than 
"sending one copy in return for an- 
other." It means "the sending of a 
publication, which contains some 
thoughts and suggestions as to how 
to improve the copy or copies which 
we have received." This statement, 
therefore, brings us to the aim of the 

The aim of the editors of this de- 
partment is to improve the quality of 

the papers Avhich we receive in ex- 
change for our publication. The edi- 
tors are sujiposed to look thru the 
paper and criticize the arrangement 
of the dififerent articles, also to read 
over them carefully and note all in- 
correct and improper use of English. 
Then, on tlie other hand, if we find 
some phrases or articles which are 
exceptionally well composed, we may 
repeat them or part of them in this 

A general glance at the cover de- 
sign to see whether it is true to its 
name, will prove an open field for im- 
urovement. As to the "balance" of 
the paper, some magazines have the 
greater part devoted to some one 
phase, such as, literary, social, or re- 
ligious, while still others have the 
pages crowded with "witty sayings," 
conundrums, etc. But how much of 
each there should be is not an easy 
matter to decide. This should be left 
in the hands of a wise Editor-in-Chief. 

Every exchange editor will notice 
the well-balanced paper when it ap- 
pears on the table. He will at once 
see whether the paper reflects the true 
life of the school it represents. All 
these matters should come under the 
aim of the Exc4iange Editors. 

ffiur ffloUbg^ ®tm?0 

VOL,. XV. Elizabethtown, Pa,, November, 1917 No. 2 

If We Knew. 

Could we but draw back the curtains 

That surround each other's lives, 
See the naked heart and spirit, 

Know what spur the action gives, 
Often we should find it better, 

Purer than we judge we should; 
^^'e would love each other better 

If we only understood. 

Could we judge all deeds by motive. 

See the good and bad within. 
Often we wo^ld love the sinner 

All the while we loathe the sin. 
Could we know the powers working 

To o'erthrow integrity, 

We would judge each other's errors 

AMth more patient charity. 

If we knew the cares and trials, 

Knew the efi'ort all in vain, 
And the bitter disappointment. 

Understood the loss and gain — 
Would the grim, external roughness 

Seem, I wonder, just the same? ? 
Should we help where now we hinder? 

Should we pity where we blame? 

Oh ! we judge each other harshly, 

Knowing not life's hidden force ; 
Knowing not the fount of action 

Is less turbid at its source. 
Seeing not amid the evil 

All the golden grains of good ; 
Oh ! we'd love each other better 

If we only understood. 




Naomi R. Ziegler 

After the .ntense heat of summer 
we are all ready to give autumn a 
hearty welcome. Summei days as 
well as nights are beautiful, but the 
autumn months are still more beauti- 
ful. In autumn we find it very hard 
to stay indoors. At this time more 
than any other time we realize God's 

As our minds follow thoughts of 
autumn, we certainly could not pass 
over the country beauties and pleasur- 
es of autumn. AVe find the the people 
who live on farms have much to do 
at this time of the year, but it is pleas- 
ant work, especially gathering crops 
and getting ready for the winter. The 
farmers wife is very busy in this sea- 
son. She has many varieties of vege- 
tables that must be in some way pre- 
pared for winter use. 

As the season advances the days get 
cooler and we have frosty nights, 
hence many things need attention so 
Jack Frost cannot do any harm. 

The sky is ,Very beautiful 'at this 
time of the year. It is such a beauti- 
ful blue that nothing can be compared 
to it. It would be impossible for any 
painter to paint anything so beautiful 
as old Mother Nature is now painting 
every day. 

On cool autumn mornings the farm- 
ers quickly do their chores and hurry 
out to the cornfields. Perhaps there 
has been frost through the night, this 
makes husking corn easier. Late in 

the afternoons you may see large loads 
of the golden grain being hauled from 
the fields. , 

The orchards are very beautiful. 
The trees are bending with their sea- 
son's crops of red juicy apples or gold- 
en pears. The ground is also covered 
with fruit which has fallen, waiting to 
be gathered. 

There are still flowers to be f nmd, 
they are as beautiful as any of the 
earlier ones. Some of the autumn 
flowers are the dahlia, chrysanthe- 
mum, aster, golden rod, gentian, and 

Helen Hunt Jackson's poem "Oc- 
tober's Bright Blue Wfeather" describ- 
es autumn so beautifully. 

"\Mien gentians roll their fringes 
To save them for the morning, 

And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
A\'ithout a sound of warning. 

When on the ground red apples lie, 
In piles like jewels shining, 

And redded still on old stone walls 
Are leaves of woodbine twining. 

When all the lovely wayside things 
Their white winged seeds are sowing, 

And in the fields still green and fair. 
Late aftermaths are growing. 

O suns and skies and flowers of June 
Count all your boasts together; 

Love loveth best of all the year, 
October's bright blue weather." 


A Person's Vocabulary. 

Horace Raffensber^er. 

'I'he peo le ni every nation, in ev- 
ery part of the earth have a vocabn- 
lar}-. Altli ugli some may be large, 
some small, some good, or some bad. 
tliey are all \-ocabularies. 

A vocabulary of a person is a list of 
ail the words of any language that he 
has at his c niniand to use in speaking 
or writing. 

Person's vocabularies differ very 
much because of their dift'erent envi- 
ronment, dift'erent amount of knowl- 
edge and dift'erent associates. Cul- 
tured and refined persons may have 
good vocabularies while unrefined per- 
sons acquire too much slang and pro- 

If a young man spends most of his 
valuable spare time on street corners, 
in bar rooms, or gossiping on bench- 
es prepared for loafers at the pool 
rooms he will acquire slang and pro- 
fanity instead of good English words 
and sentences. He will also have a 
small vocabulary. 

On the other hand, if a man will 
spend his timie reading good books, 
conversing with educated and refined 
people, avoiding bad companions, 
learning new words and studying 
their origin and meaning, and memor- 
izing good English poetry and prose, 
he will become a cultured gentleman 
and an honorable American citizen. 



A Greatly Enjoyed Summer Vacation 

Ephriam Hertzler 

Perhaps most Pennsylvanians will 
disagree with me concerning my idea 
of spending a week's vacation. How- 
ever, I cannot help believing the 
most ideal vacation I ever spent was 
about four years ago near Gardner, 
Kansas, with a company of Gardner 
boys. There were twelve of us and 
we were often known as "Gardner's 
Horseback Dozen" by those who knew 
us. Everybody admitted the fact we 
were a jolly crowd and would have 
a good time if it Avas at all possible. 
It was then the third week in August, 
the threshing in the neighborhood was 
finished, and we had a little leisure 
before seeding time came. Our com- 
pany decided to spend the week camp- 
ing on the banks of the Kaw River 
and have a real good time before be- 
ginning the fall work. 

First, we secured a large wagon 
and fastened bows across the wagon 
box. Then we spread a large canvas 
across the bows, thus making a good 
covered wagon somewhat resembling 
the old Conestoga wagons. Each obli- 
c.T'?u himself to provide certain of th'ft 
things needed for our camping outfit, 
including, blankets, an oil stove, dish- 
es and pans, feed for our horses, ropes, 
tools, our gunning outfits and fishing 
tackle, one row-boat, and twe canvas 
canoes. All these things and a num- 
ber of other small articles needed in 
a camp were carefully packed into the 
wagon. After everything was loaded 

we closed the rear of the wagon and 
gave our attention to the horses. Each 
horse's hoofifs were examined and the 
shoes fastened if necessary. The sad- 
dles, bridles and saddle-blankets were 
also examined. After all was in readi- 
ness, the boys who owned the two 
larger horses, hitched them to the 
wagon, while the rest mounted our 
horses and started for the camping 

After traveling for about six hours, 
as it was beginning to become dark, 
we decided to camp for the night. 
Driving the wagon to the side of the 
road, 'We dismounted and unsaddled 
our horses, threw our saddles over the 
wagon tongue and tied the horses 
along the fence with lariots. thus giv- 
ing them opportunity to graze. We 
rolled ourselves in our blankets and 
lay down on the ground to sleep. The 
next morning we started at an early 
hour and traveled until about three 
o'clock, before w^e came to the place 
where we intended to camp. 

Upon reaching the place one of the 
boys and myself interviewed the own- 
er of the land to contract for our oc- 
cupying his ground. We were very 
fortunate in obtaining an understand- 
ing for he allowed us to camp on his 
ground provided we did not destroy 
any fences or other similar property, 
and that we paid him three dollars for 
allowing our horses to graze while 
there. We were well pleased to se- 



cure sucli a reasonable bars;aiii, and 
ininiedialel}- set to work getting" our 
camp in readiness. A few went in 
search of poles to raise the tent, while 
others loosened the canvas co\ering 
on the wagon. This covering was 
used for the tent, and with the aid of 
some poles we soon had a strong tent 
erected. Ref^ire night \ve had our 
camp arranged and had made our sur- 
roundings look as comfortable as pos- 
sible. After this we fetched our 
horses, which had been allowed to 
stray about with dropped reins, unsad- 
dled them, and staked them out for the 
night. We then partook of a very 
good supper, which our cook, one of 
the boys, provided and afterwards re- 
tired for the night. 

During the following week time 
passed by very rapidly. We had a few 
long hunting trips on horseback. At 
night we went floatng down the river 
in our boat and canoes, enjoying the 
beauty of the prairie as the light of the 
moon gently fell upon it. The after- 
noons usually were spent swimming, 
engaging in tiarget practice, racing, 
or training our horses to do difificult 
stunts. One evening: two of the bovs 

and myself agreed to take a ride ajong 
the l)anks of the river. On this occa- 
sion I ])ehekl the most magnificent 
sunset I have ever beheld. As our 
horses loped along in the soft green 
grass of the prairie, we watohed the 
last rays of the sun fade away in the 
west, and felt the cool evening breeze 
as it gently swept across the plain 
bending the soft grass in great waves. 
We felt the infinite power all around 
working such wonders in its own 
quiet way. We rode on not speaking 
very much, but absorbed in the won- 
ders we beheld ; to me it seems as 
though it was "holy ground." Later 
the stars began to peep out, first only 
a few and then more and more show- 
ed their little lights until finally the 
heavens were filled with stars. When 
we were nearly back to camp the 
moon appeared and furnished the last 
stroke of the beautiful picture which 
Nature had painted for us that even- 
ing. We made similar trips the re- 
maining nights of our vacation. When 
the week was over we regretted no- 
thing which had happened ; but regret- 
ted that we had to break up camp and 
return so soon. 



Characteristics of the Periods of American 


Clarence Sollenberger 

The literary life of America did not 
begin at the discovery of America by 
Columbus but many generations after. 
It is an out-growth of the great litera- 
ture of England, and at first depended 
largely on English literature. It has 
gradually decreased its dependence 
until now we have a purely American 

The American literature is divided 
into three periods. The first, the Co- 
lonial Period, extending from the year 
1607 to 1765. The second, the Revo- 
lutionary Period, which embraces the 
time from the close of the Colonial 
Period up to the year 1789. And the 
third or National Period, which reach- 
es from 1789 up to the present time. 
The National Period is divided into 
two parts, the period before the Civil 
War and the period after. 

The literature of the Colonial Period 
is rather divided. Each colony or 
group of colonies as they had different 
reasons for settling, had different lit- 
erature. The literature of New Eng- 
land was of a purely religious charac- 
ter. These people had come for free- 
dom of religion and they believed and 
reflected their religion in their litera- 
ture. The Southern Colonies, espe- 
cially Virginia, on the other hand, pro- 
duced literature of a historic charac- 
ter. So we see that the Colonial litera- 
ture was mostly religious and his- 

As the Colonial Period had its char- 
acteristics so had the Revolutionary 
Period its characteristics. The Colon- 
ies, on account of the injustice of Eng- 
land, had become more united and de- 
termined against England. This pro- 
duced much difference in the literature 
which became mostly political through" 
out the Colonies. The newspapers 
and magazines were full of political 
speeches denouncing tyranny and pro- 
claiming liberty. It is not strange, 
therefore, that the newspapers form a 
large part of the literature of this per- 
iod. During this period the first novel 
written by an American was published. 
Thus we see how the literature of this 
period differs from the Colonial. 

Coming to the first part of our Mod- 
ern Period we learn that the literature 
is along many different lines. This 
period is noted especially for its liter- 
ature of intense patriotism, harmony 
with nature, individuality, and empha- 
sis on the moral and religious nature 
of man. In addition to that already 
named we have the beginning of 
American criticism, short stories, 
poems and wild romances. America 
had at last literature of her own for 
it was during this period that she de- 
veloped her National literature. 

The second part of this period is a 
great period of productiveness. The 
literature during the Civil War was 
mostly political, but since then the 



line of literature is a continuation of 
the first part of the National Period. 
Writers appear in all parts of the 
country. The writers of the west 
have added their works of realism and 
humor, while those of the South have 
added poems of unusual quality. No 
other period of American literature 
produced so many writers or so much 

This is a short history of our own 
literature, and as we look back and re- 
view the past we feel grateful to those 
great men who gave us a literature 
that we can call our own. We are 
proud that we need no more be taunt- 
ed, like those before Irving, with 
"Who reads an American book?" 

An Outlaw Nation. 

Philip Greenblatt 

When this great world war began in 
1914, Germany only had two enemies 
to contend with. But as the war pro- 
gressed she had been gradually adding 
more enemies to her list until at the 
present time she has practically all 
the Avorld fighting against her. From 
this fact Germany should imagine 
what kind of a reputation she has won 
from the world ; she should also con- 
sider that her chances for escaping 
punishment are very poor — she has 
become the Ishmaelite or outlaw ol all 

Not long ago China had ordered all 
Germans and Austrians to leave her 
shores within five days. This was 
certainl}' going to extremes. The ban- 
ished people could not possibly with- 
draw from the country without falling 
into the hands of some other hostile 
country. They could not go through 
Russia or Japan. If they had the for- 
tune to reach India, the English would 
surely seize them ; or if they sought 
refuge in the Philippines, Uncle Sam 
■\voiild take possession of them. They 

could positively not find refuge in Fren 
ch Colonies of the Far East ; and Siam 
would not give them a very agreeable 
welcome, ^^'here would they go? 
• Su])pose United States would issue 
an order like China? What woulc 
happen? They could not find refuge 
in South America or Mexico, or if they 
succeeded in reaching Australia, im- 
prisonment or death woulcf be thrir 
greeting. But dear old Uncle Sam is 
more considerate and just than to issue 
a decree of this kind, unless, of course, 
'^uch would be the case that it woulii 
absolutely be necessjary. 

Nothing better could show what a 
lack of refuge the Teutons have in 
case of banishment. This is a world 
war with exery land of justice and im- 
portance, except Sweden perhaps, 
against Germany, the outlaw nation. 
The Roman Empire was an outlaw na- 
tion, and she finally fell. And such if 
the fate of all nations of this stamp ; 
Germany will sooner or later give up 
on her own accord, or be crushed, and 
in either case receive her due punish- 



A Book Review — The Man Without a Country. 

Nathan Mey^r. 

The "Man With Out a Country"' is 
a novel written by Edward Everett 
Hale. Edward Everett Hale wa> the 
son ot Nathan Hale of Mass. He was 
born April 3, 1822. During- his earl}' 
life he showed that he had a good in- 
tellect. He was religiously inclined at 
an early age and in his later life he 
became pastor of a church. In addi- 
tion to his church duties he als(^ wrote 
books including this novel. He wrote 
this novel in 1863 soon after the Civil 
War because he saw in this war the 
need of being loyal to one's coiuitry as 
far as it is right. 

The main character in this novel is 
Philip Nolan. He is the man without 
a country. Several other important 
characters are Aaron Burr, the man 
who helped Nolan to lose his country 
and Colonel Morgan, the presiding of^- 
cer in the Ri'^hmond court where Nol- 
an cursed the United States. 

The novel begins by saying that 
while Edward Hale (the author of this 
notel) was waiting for a Lake Super- 
ior steamer at Mackinaw, Michigan, 
he began reading s )me current litera- 
ture to pass the time. After having 
read the editorials he glanced over the 
death notice column and what should 
he see but the death notice of Philip 
Nolan, a m?n whom he knew but who 
most pe pie and especially the govern- 
ment officers would have noticed the 
announcement sooner if it would have 
read Died Mav 11. The Man with out 

a country, instead of as it did read: 
Died May 11. Philip Nolan. This i& 
true because he was known as the man 
with out a country and not as Philip 
Nolan by all the people of the shi^) 
Le\ant, u] (in which he died. 

Nolan is said to have been living in 
Texas during his early life. He s )ent 
much of this period of his life catching 
wild horses. 

Later in his life he became an offi- 
cer in the Legion of the A\"est at the 
\\'estern division of the United States 
army was called. While in this office 
Aaron Burr tried t(^ make friends witli 
him. Burr had a reason to do tlr's be- 
cause he was building air castles of a 
future empire in the south and hence 
needed this man in hi^ army. So he 
visited him several times and finally 
won his friendship and enlisted the 
A-oung officer in his army. From that 
day on Nolan was a mn with out a 

Nolan was later summoned before a 
U. S. court in Richmond for treason. 
Nolan being si^mewhat sick of the C, 
S. service for some reason had been 
willing to be false to it. So when the 
presiding officer of the Court asked 
him, at the close of the Court, wheth- 
er he wished to prove that he was loy- 
al t ) his country, he cried out, "Curs- 
ed be the United States I wish I may 
never hear of her again. Of course 
nothing could have made the judge 
ir irc ang V ihnn this and so when he 


read the verdict it said that Mr. Nolan 
was to have his wish fulfilled immedia- 
tely after the President had approved 
it. Xolan laughed at first when he 
heard the sentence but changed his 
face when he looked at the other offi- 
cers in court. 

Nolan was then taken prisoner by 
the ^larshall who got his orders from 
judge Morgan. The marshal deliver- 
ed the man to the Navy Department, 
where a naval voyage was to take 
place a little later under a commander 
who got his orders from the Presi- 
dent and the naval executives. 

On a certain said day Nolan was 
taken on board a ship which was to 
keep him from hearing about the U. S. 
until his death. He was plced in a 
stately room and well guarded so that 
he had no means of escape. On the 
vokage he read many books and pa- 
pers but all his papers were first read 
by the officers who cut all news about 
the U. S. out and so poor Nolan often 
foiuid many holes in his papers. 

One time there was a dance on the 
ship near the British Isles and it hap- 
pened that Nolan was invited to the 
dance. So he asked a lady who he 
met at Philadelphia and ot'-cr places 
in U. S. to dance with him and she 
did. He was so pleased and thought 
now he had a chance to hear from 
home and so he asked, How are the 
home folks? but she answered that she 
thought he was the man who did not 
want to hear from home. This ended 

the dance and Nolan felt worse than 

Some of the ships on which Nolan- 
was went home, but he was always 
])laccd on a ship that stayed lOO miles 
from this country. He made friends 
^vith the officers of the ships and read 
to them. One time when he was read- 
ing a poem he choked at the words be- 
cause they referred to home. 

T^ater in his life he became sick and 
the doctor visited his state room. 
Nolan showed him his maps of the C. 
S. which he made from what he re- 
membered of it and of course they 
were not accurate. 

It was on his sick bed that Nolan 
repented and asked the captain of the 
ship to draw the U. S. and tell all the 
events that happened for the last half 

The captain of the ship tnecT hard- 
to let Nolan go back to U. S. to spend 
his last hours but the President and 
Navy Department thought it best not 
to fulfill his Avish. Some of the last 
words he said were words iii favor of 
the country he once cursed and just 
before he died he said bury me in the 
sea : it has been my home, and I love 
it. P.ut will not some one set up a 
stone for my memory at Fort Adams 
(M- at New Orleans, that my disbrace 
may not be more than I ought to bear? 
Say on it : In memory of "Philip Nol- 
an." He loved his country as no oth- 
er man has loved her; but no man de- 
served less at her hands. 



Hebrew Influences Upon the World' 

Kathryn V. Burkhart 

There were (duv great nations wh )se 
influence largely made the civilized 
world of to-day. — the < /reeks. Romans, 
Teutons and Hebre.vs. The Hebrews 
are usually mentioned the last on the 
Hst but when we consider their writ- 
ings and religious influences upon the 
world, we mttst assign to them a high 
place among the' ancient nations who 
had a great influence <'>n the civilized 

In studying the hist ry of the He- 
brews, we find that they added noth- 
ing to material civilizatir.n. They did 
not profit the world by building roads, 
perfecting trade or inventing new pro- 
cesses in industry. Their work was 
higher and nobler. Their religious 
literature was the best the w^orld has 
ever seen, and it has passed into all 
the literatures of the civilized world. 
It, however, is not so valuable for its 
literary merit, as for its moral teach- 

A\*e have a number of books handed 
down to us by these Hebrews, but the 
most valuable to the world is the Old 
Testament Scriptures. These Scrip- 
tures are a collection <>t writings by 
diflferent Hebrew authors. Before the 
lime of Christ these boriks were kept 
in the temple at Jerusalem where no- 
l)ody but t priests had access to them. 
They were held very sacred by the 
Tews and no copies were allow^ed to be 
sent out to other nations. 

In the course of time, Ptolemv. King 

of Egypt, persuaded the priests by 
paying a large sum of money, to let 
him have a cjpy of these sacred writ-' 
ings for his library at Alexandria. 
Ptolemy had these writings translated 
into Greek and before long copies were 
distributed through all the European 
countries. To-day a copy of these 
same sacred writings can be found in 
everv home in mir civilized world. 
Little did the Jewish priests think 
when they first allowed a ci:)py of these 
writings to be taken from the temple 
of what a great influence they would 
have on the world in after years. 

The moral teachings of these Old 
Testament scriptures can not be sur- 
passed in any literature. The wisest 
men of all times can find no better 
code of moral laws than the Ten Com- 
mandments. They ar- the noblest 
brief collection of the laws of right 
living that can be found anywhere. 
Their laws and ordinances concerning 
their religion, which we find in the 
Pentateuch are many of them symbols 
of New Testament doctrines. 

The book of Proverbs shows us that 
not all their writings were based di- 
rectly on religion, but that they had 
teachers who wrote on the things re- 
garding everyday life. To-day those 
sayings are used as maximums and 
quotations for many diflferent phases 
of work. 

In the prophecies of Isaiah and 
]^Iicah we have the first distinct ex- 

ouk C()LLj<:(;k times 


Ijressicm in Hebrew literature, or in tlic 
literature of any race, of the brother- 
hood of man and a federated world. 
'J'his lofty ideal has lived on through 
the ages, inspiring" man}- visions of 
world unity and i)eace, and in our own 
day has found embodiment in the 
Peace Palace at The Hague, but has 
not yet found realization in the con- 
duct of the nations. The influence of 
this \-isinn is yet to come, for now we 
find practical men who are seeking 
ways and means for the realization of 
the prophet's dream for humanity. 

The ideas of a future life we also 
have embodied in the Hebrew writ- 
ings. Under the leadership and in- 
spiration of their great prophets and 
teachers, the Hebrews attained a wdiol- 
ly different conception of life beyond 
the tomb, so that it was finally by 
them that the doctrine of immortality 
and of a coming judgment was spread 
abroad in the civilized world. These 
teachings and influences are only a 
few which have came down to us 
through the Old Testament Scriptures 
and which mean so much to our re- 
ligious life to-day. 

Out of the Old Testament Scriptur- 
es also arose the New Testament 
Scriptures, which we should think of 
as a part of Hebrew literature. It was 
written in the Gjreek language and 
long after the close of the political life 
of the Jews ; still it is Hebrew in 
thought and doctrine, and is the sup- 
]:)lement and crown of Hebrew litera- 
ture. Hence, its influence on the 
world tio-day, can be said to come 
Tro-m the Hebrews. 

Besides the sacred Scriptures we 
have many other books written by 
Jewish authr^rs. The most important 

of these are the .\pocry ha, Talmud, 
and Josephus' writings on the history 
of the Jews and the Jewish wars.. Al- 
though we canniit say that these writ- 
ings are divinely inspired, yet they 
are a great source of knowledge to 
I)ible readers. 

Another of the great influences the 
Jews had on the wor'.d was the pure 
conception of one God, ruh^r and cre- 
ator of the universe. While other na- 
tions allied to the Hel)rews held this 
same idea, in fact all nations who have 
arrived at any high degree of develop- 
ment have had a m )re or less distinct 
conception of monotheism,, the He- 
brews were the first people to hold ex- 
clusively to the pure ijdea of this doc- 

From the time of Abraham, the fath- 
er of the Hebrews, they have been call- 
ed God's chosen people. Although of- 
ten through their wanderings in the 
wilderness, and when they were in 
Palestine, they would wroship idols, 
and confuse the idea of one God with 
that of many gods, yet there were al- 
ways some men like Moses or the pro- 
phets who remained true and tried to 
reestablish the idea of one God in the 
hearts of the people again. 

Finally, their idolatrous practices 
became so great that God allowed 
them to be carried into caotivity. Al- 
though their exi'e is frequently look- 
ed upon as a disgrace to their nation, 
yet is was really another stepping 
stone in the growth of their religion. 
By this rich and wonderful experien- 
ce of the Hebrew* in religious prog- 
ress the whole world was yet to profit. 

After the time of captivity many of 
the Hebrews tra^-^led over the world 
and setled in f(^reign lands in order to 


carry on bu>iness. Wherever they 
went they built synagogues, and it was 
in these houses of worship that 
Christianity was first proclaimed. 

We have no record in the Bible of the 
Jews during the lapse of four hundred 
years between the Old and New Testa- 
ment. Although they were under for- 
eign powers during the most of that 
time their religious progress was re- 
markable. All these experiences tend- 
ed to make the Heb^-ews the religious 
teachers of the civilized world. 

The crowning point of their relig- 
ion was that in due time from their 
people came forth the founder of the 
Christian religion, Jesus Christ, the 
Savior of the world. We can never over 
estimate the influence of the Hebrews 
when we think of this. Through 
Christ came the doctrines and laws of 
the New Testament. Now. Christian- 
ity, the ofifspring of the Hebrew relig- 
ion, has become the religion through- 
out the whole civilized werld. We 
have missionaries carrying that same 
religion to the heathen. Truly we can 
say that their religion was infinitely 
purer and true than any other ever 
found in this world. 

We find that among other ancient 
nations, individuals had risen at times 

to nolile religious thoughts, but the 
Hebrews first as a whole people at- 
tained to a pure worship of one God. 
Although at times it seems as though 
it might be blotted out by idol wor- 
ship, yet it is to the supreme merit of 
the Hebrews that a remnant always 
clung to the higher religion, until it 
became the universal faith of a whole- 
people. The faith of the patriarchs 
and prophets became the soul of a na- 
tion, and as a later and higher develop- 
ment of that faith which was to be- 
come the religion of our whole civili- 
zation. It has been well said, that 
what Greece was as to intellectual cul- 
ture, and Rome as regards politics, 
the Hebrews were as to what regards 

In conclusion, we can readily sec 
what entitles the HebrcAVs to the pre- 
eminent place they hold in the history 
of humanity. The influence thej had 
on the civilization of the world was to 
make known the idea of one God as 
the one Supreme Being and Univer- 
sal Father whose care is over not one 
people alone, but over all people and 
races, and of giving us literature which 
is the basis of the Christian religion- 
and is read and used all over the civil* 
ized world. 



HELEN HRACE OELLIG '17, Edit r-in-Chief 


, Sc'ool Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 i 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. .. i 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

David H. Markey '17 Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baiigher '17 Ex.hainges 

Bard E. Kreder '18 ' Athletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

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"INIeet trials \\ith smiles and they van- 
ish ; 
Face cares with a song" and they flee.'' 

"The ideal life is in ciir blood and 
never will be still. We feel the thing" 
we ought to be beating beneath the 
thing we are." — Brooks. 

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible 
comfort of feeling" safe with a person 
having" neither to weigh thnught nor 
measure words, but pouring them all 
right ')ut j ist as they are. chaff and 

grain together; as certain that a faith- 
ful hand will take and sift them, keep 
what is worth keeping", and with the 
breath of comfort blow the rest away." 
— Anon. 

"W^ould you throw aw^y a* diamond 
because is ])ricked you? One good 
friend is m t to be weighted against 
the jewels of all the earth. If there is 
coolness or unkindness between us, 
let us come face to face and have it 
(Hit. Quick, before love grows cold!" 
^Robert Smith 



"I awoke this mt)rning with devout 
thanksgiving for my friends, the old 
and the new." — Emerson. 

"True happiness 
Consists not in the multitude of 

But in the worth and choice."— Ben 

"Happiness is a fact, not an attain- 

"Do all the good you can, 
By all the means you can, 
In all the places you can, 
At all the times you can. 
As long as ever you can." — John Wes- 

"It's the songs ye sing, and the smiles 
ye wear, 

That's a makin' the sun shine every- 
where." — Rilev. 

"If any little love of mine may make' 
a life the sweeter. If any little care 
of mine may make a friend's the fleet- 
er. If any little lift of mine may ease 
the burden of another. God give me 
love and care and strength to help my 
toiling brother. 

"Blessed is he who has found his 
work — let him ask no other blessed- 
ness."— Carlyle. 

"All one's life is music, if one touch- 
es the notes rightly and in tune.'' — 

"Words break no bones; 

Hearts though sometimes." — Robert 


"God works men up by friends and 
not by derricks."— Wm. Ridgeway. 

Lecture Course For 1917-18 

The Library Committee of the Col- 
lege is pleased to announce the follow- 
ing numbers as a lecture course for 
the present school year: 

On November 27. Dr. Charles L. 
Seasholes will lecture in the College 
Chapel on the subject "Brains and the 

The second number will consist of 
Southern Melodies, Pastimes and 
Stories by the Suwanee River Quar- 
tette reputed to be the best Negro 
Quartette in America. This number 
will be given in the Market House on 
January Z4, 1918, so as to oflfer facili- 
ties for all who may want to hear this 
famous quartette. 

Dr. C. C. Mitchell who gave his 
•lecture entitled, "The Story of an Ash 
Heap" in last year's course will give 
two lectures this year on consecutive 
nights, viz., Febi-uar)^ 14 and 15. 
. On ^ larch 6, Dr. E. T. Hagerman 

will lecture in the College Chapel. 
Many students ' and friends of the 
school will recall Dr. Hagerman's lec- 
ture entitled "The World We Live 
In," about a year ago. 

The last number in the Course will 
be a lecture by Dr. Andrew Johnson 
entitled, "Prophets and Gourds." Dr. 
Johnson was likewise one of last year's 
lecturers, his subject having been "Elf 
and Dennis." 

It is confidently expected that this 
year's course will be fully as good as 
those of former years and w'e hope- 
that many former students, alumni,, 
and friends will endeavor to hear most 
or all of these lectures. 

The proceeds as usual will be for the- 
benefit of the college library. 

The cost for a season ticket will be 
one dollar and a half. Single events 
will command a price from $.35 to $.50- 

Season tickets may be engaged by 
'phoning- to the college. 



The campus is undergoing a change 
of colors at present. The leaves are 
continually changing. Soon the trees 
will be bare and we will anxiously 
wait for them to again shoot forth 

David jMarkey was called to Lan- 
caster for physical examination Thurs- 
day, October i8. He passed but has- 
not yet learned when he will have to 
go to camp. We are sorry indeed to 
see him leave us and we hope he may 
soon return. 

We are indeed glad to hear that our 
fellow-student, John Sherman, will 
soon be with us again. He had a sud- 
den attack of appendicitis and was tak- 
en to Lebanon where he was operated 
on. He got along exceptionally well 
and is now^ at his home at Myerstown 
gaining strength to return to his stu- 

Miss Stauffer (who wanted to leave 
the table to go to the kitchen)— "Will 
you people please forget me?" 

Abram Heisey and Paul Engle, 

former students, have been sent to 
Camp Meade. Mr. Engle sang for us 
at society before leaving. 

Fred. Foglesanger's parents, broth- 
er and sister visited him over Sunday. 

Prof. Leiter gave us a fine Chapel 
Talk on October lo, on "Loyalty to 
Literary Society Work." Everyone 
should carefully consider his sugges- 

Mr. Lester Myer visited College 
Hill a short time October 13. He and 
Miss Kilhcfner visited Camp Meade 
on Sunday. October 14. 

Afr. A. C. P>augher spent a few days 
in ■Montgomery county recently. 

Students will please not go into the 
dining room till the second bell rings. 
You can distinguish it from the others 
by the red ribbon. 

Please do not talk from the windows 
between the buildings. If you must 
talk, get a telephone put in. 

The social committee, in order to 
make up for the vast amount of lost 
time, arranged for a fine chestnut out- 


ing: on Salurda}', ( )ctol)ei- 13. As it 
rained almost all day on Friday, the 
weather locked a bit discouraging-, but 
Saturday ])r:)\ed to l)e an ideal day for 
a hike. A fair sized crowd left the 
College at nine o'ch^ck going to I\Ir. 
Amos Earhart's wood. As none of the 
crowd had been there b.fore. it proved 
to be a little difficjlt to find the place. 
P.ut after i iciui ing a few times the 
wood was ri.ach(id. The crowd sepa- 
rated to hunt chestnuts till time for 
dinner. Dinner i)ro\'( d to l)e a little 
late as the peoi)le who had the lunch 
also had considerable trouble in find- 
ing the place. However the time was 
occupied by roasting frankforts and 
taking pictures. After dinner the 
time was spent by toasting marshmal- 
lows, playing games, and hunting 
chestnuts. Everyone enjoyed the oc- 
casion immensely, the only thing that 
cast a shadow over the joys, being the 
fact that some people tvere enjoying 
themselves so much that they forgot 
it was time to go home. However the 
lost were soon found and we returned 
rejoicing. Quite a few chestnuts were 

Mr. Grant \\'eaver visited on Col- 
lege Hill over Saturday and Sunday, 
taking in the chestnut outing. 

^^'hat is wrong with the interest in 
P>ask( t I'.all this year? Not more than 
one or two games have been played 
with all this cool weather. I suppose 
most of us could answer this. 

Ladies and gentlemen shall not wit- 
ness each others basket ball games, 
except on special occasions, on ac- 
count of lack of space in the gallery. 
All regular members of the faculty 
wil please be present on these occa- 
sions to maintain order. 

Some of the wants of College Hill: 
A\'anted — A man to do odd jobs. Miss 

Wanted — A kiln to l)urn china. Miss 


Wanted — The molasses on the dining 
room tables instead of on the door 
knobs. Miss Bonebrake and Miss 
E Myer. 

W anted — .A watch and a comi)ass. Mr. 
H. W'enger. 

Wanter — A horse instead of "Ji'Ti "• 

\\'anted — Miss Stauffer to write a 

com])osition on "Lazy Girls." Boys 
Wanted — A mighty man like Smith. 

Miss Shenk. 

Wanted — A janitor and his wife. Stu- 

W^anted — Someone to call "Lizzie." 
Miss Holsinger, 

W^anted — Some one to fight with. 
Miss Moyer. 

A\^anted — A few more chaperons. Miss 

Wanted— Something decent to eat. 

i\rr. Kreider. 
Wanted — Society in College Chapel 

From now on. Students. 

Mrs. D. C. Reber who spent several 
weeks in the west and central states 
has returned home. She visited, 
friends at Elgin and Chicago, 111., 
Huntingdon, Pa., etc. 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner spent Sunday, 
October 14, at Camp Meade. Some 
of the former students she saw were 
Messrs. Fugle, Heisey, Brandt, Eck- 

Prof. Harley certainly must be ab- 
sent minded. On his way over to 



Chapel he suddenly turned around 
and was heard to exclaim, "Oh my, I 
forgot myself." 

Mrs. L. W. Leiter is spending sev- 
eral weeks at the home of her father- 

The parents of Maria Myers and 
Cora Myer spent the 21st of October 
on College Hill. 

Prof. Harley spent several days in 
Philadelphia visiting friends. 

The ceiling and walls of Music Hall 
are being kalsomined and the wood 
work varnished which will be an ad- 
vantage to the sch )ol because the So- 
cieties are the financiers. "Every 
little bit helps." 

Miss Baugher upon seeing one of 
the girl's knitting needles asked "Are 
those the chop sticks they eat with 
over in China?" 


Athletic Notes. 

At present we are having splendid 
weather and almost everybody is tak- 
ing a very active part in tennis. For, 
soon the cold davs will come and ten- 
nis and the long walks will be over, 
and not many games of basket ball to 
visit, therefore the students are hold- 
ing on to the out door games as long 
as possible. 

There has been a very interesting 
tennis tournament started, which is 
progressing nicely and will soon be 
over. The following is the first line- 
up for the ladies : Miss Ruth Bucher, 
Miss Luella Aungst ; Miss Gertrude 
Miller, Miss Hattie Eberly; Mrs. H. 
A. Via, Miss Floy Crouthamel; Miss 
Ruth Sauder, Miss Linnie Dohner. 
After these had all played it was found 

that the following had won and' were 
lined-up for the second time;: Mrs. H. 
A. Via, Miss Ruth S. Bucher; Miss 
Hattie Eberly, Miss Ruth Sauder. The 
championship of the ladies now stands 
l)et\veen Miss Bucher and Miss Sand- 

The following are the boys who 
were 'in the first round and the way 
they were lined up by the Committee: 
Prof. Via. J. Miller; D. Markey, B. 
Kreider; Prof. Leiter, C. Sollenberger ; 
TI. Wenger, P. Abele; L Taylor, J. 
Graham; H. Rel)er, E. Hertzler; Prof. 
Schlosser, S. Claar; E. Wenger, S. 
King; P. Brandt. A. Edris. The fol- 
lowing is the line-up for the second 
round which is almost" played : Prof. 
Leiter, L Taylor: H. Wenger, B. 
Kreider; Prof. Schlosser, P. Brandt; 
Prof. Via, H. Reber ; E. Wenger, to be 
played by the first winner which hap- 
pens to be Prof. Leiter. In about 
three days of favorable weather, the 
tournament can be finished and the 
championshi]) will be announced in 
Dur next issue. 

Also some attention has been given 
to Basket Ball and the following offi- 
cers have been elected : 

President — Henry Wenger. 
Secretary — TTattic Eberly. 
Manager — John Graham. 
Treasurer— Daniel Baum. 
Ladies Coach — Ruth Bucher. 
Gentlemen's Coach — Isaac Taylor. 

Two games have been played but 
the interest is not manifested as usual 
because of the restrictions of the Phy- 
sical Culture Committee, which says 
that all games shall be private except 
on "Special Occasions." 



Keystone Society Notes. 

Tlie Keystone Literai'A- Society met 
in public session on FridaA' e^'ening•, 
September 28. Tlie proj^ram rendered 
was as f 1II0WS : Recitation by Supera 
AFartz. A Reading by Pierce Brandt 
showed splendid preparation. This 
Avas fo]lo\ved by a much enjoyed Piano 
Si>lo .eiven by Anna R. Eshelman. 
Then followed the Debate — "Resolved, 
Tliat ATannual Traininc^ should be in- 
tr )duced into Elizabethtown College," 
discussed affirmatively b}'- Paul Foltz 
and Chester R'lyer ; negatively by 
Lsaac Taylor and Charles Young. The 
judges decided in favor of the negative 
ide. The closing feature was an 
"Echo" read by Linnie Dohner. 

On the evening of October 5, 1917, 
the Sfciety rendered the following 
program : Piano Solo, "To the Hunt", 
Ritth Reber; Select Reading. "The 
]\Ianiac." Minnie Good ; Music, Vocal 
Solo, "Somewhere a Voice Is Calling," 
Paul Engle ; Symposium, "Which is the 
most delightful season Spring, Sum- 

mer or Autumn ?" "Spring" was dis- 
cussed by Lottie Nies, "Summer" by 
Laura Moyer," "Autumn" by Marie 
Myers. The judges decided in favor 
of "Spring;" Recitation "The Court- 
in'," Hattie Eberly. 

A public session of the society was 

held in Chapel Friday evening, Octo- 
ber IQ, 1917. The newly elected offi- 
cers were inaugurated as follows: 
President, Ray Kline ; Vice President, 
Aaron Edris ; Secretary, Laura Moy- 
er ; Critic, John Graham. As an in-, 
augural address Mr. Kline gave a help- 
ful talk on "Influence." The program 
was then opened by the Society sing- 
ing, "Auld Lange Syne." A Reading, 
"Courage" by Levi Ziegler and a Book 
Review, "The Evolution of Dodd" by 
Mary Spidel were both well given and 
helpful. The Vocal Solo, "Fiddle and 
I" by Ephriam Meyer was enjoyed by 
all. The Recitation, "The Soldier's 
Reprieve" given by Mary Brubaker 
showed splendid preparation. The 
closing feature was an "Echo" read by 
Carl Smith. 


Rev. Samuel G. Meyer "lo, recently 
paid a visit to Elizabethtown. He de- 
livered an excellent sermon in the 
town church in the morning and ad- 
dressed a childrens' meeting at New- 
ville in the afternoon. He is still en- 
gaged in the banking business. 

It is reported that Lester N. Myer 
'16, who is the Assistant Principal of 
the West Earl High School is enjoy- 
ing his work very much. 

Paul H. Engle '16, Avho was a stu- 
dent at this place for some time has 
been called to his country's service 
and has gone to Camp Meade for the 
present. He has been admitted to 
the band and is "doing his bit" in this 

David H. Markey '17, who has been 
a student here during the present year 
has passed the examination and is 
expecting to be called at any moment 
He is the first of the student body to 
leave for the army camp. 

Mr. Henry B. Brandt '14, has gone 
to Camp )kleade. It has been report- 
ed that he was made a Corporal in his 

Mr. Joshua D. Reber '14, who is em- 
ployed as head bookkeeper for the 
Stiffel, Freeman Co., of Lititz, paid the 
College a A-isit recently. 

Mr. John G. Hershey '16, who teach- 
es at Pine Hill near Lititz. reports that 
he enjoys his work very much. He 
visited us recently. 

Messrs. Walter L. Landis '17, and 
H. G. Hershey '17, appreciate their 
Alma Mater to the extent that they 
have made two recent visits to Col- 
lege Hill. 

Miss Sara Moyer '13, is in Chicago 
and while there she attends the Bible 
sessions of Bethany Bible School. 

Miss X'ora Reber '13, who received 
her A. B. degree from Mt. Morris Col- 
lege last year has returned to that in- 
stitution and is teaching English. 



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We gratefully acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of the following exchanges : The 
Vidette ; Ursinus Weekly ; Evangelic- 
al Visitor ; H'esston Academy Journal ; 
High School Argus ; The Carlisle Ar- 
row and Red Man ; The Spectrum ; 
M. H. Aerolith; The Spectator; Get- 
tysburgian ; the Patterson, and the 
Dickinson. As the school year moves 
along we expect to have many more 
appear on our exchange table. 

All the exchanges seem to have a 
strong and able staff. This is very 
important. Especially when paper 
and labor prices are soaring as they 
are at present. No school or organiza^ 

tion can afford to publish a paper 
which is of inferior quality compared 
with former years. It is all import- 
ant that whatever is published be of 
the best scholarship as well as work- 
manship. No staff should allow the 
quality of its paper to degenerate even 
though it is not able to publish as 
many pages. If you have fewer pages 
make the contents count for what you 
lose in quantity. Thus we see, if we 
care to look on the bright side, that 
high prices and heavy expenses should 
be an incentive or a spur for " ex- 
change betterment." 

(§m Ql0Ukp Stm^0 

VOL. XV. Elizabethtown, Pa., December, 1917 No. 3 

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth 

To touch their harps of gold : 
"Peace on earth, good-will to men, 

From heaven's all-glorious King." 
The world in solemn stillness lay 

To hear the angels sing. 

Still through the cloven skies they come, 

With peaceful wings unfurltd ; 
And still their heavenly music floats 

O'er all the weary world : 
Above its sad and lowly plains 

The bend on hovering wing, 
And ever o'er its Babel sounds 

The blessed angels sing. 

But with the woes of sin and strife 

The world has sufiferedl ong; 
Beneath the engel-strain have rolled 

Two thousand years of wrong; 
A nd Man, at war with man, hears not 

The love song which theybring: 
Oh. hush the noise, ye men of strife, 

And hear the angels sing! 

For lo ! the days are hastening on 

By prophet bands foretold, 
When with the ever circling years 

Comes round the age of gold ; 
When Peace shall over all the earth 

Its ancient splendors fling, 
And the whole world give back the song 

^'\^hich now the angels sing. 

— Edmund Hamilton Sears. 


Why Go To College. 

Gertrude S. Miller. 

Everyone in the world tries to get 
out of life all the happiness he can. 
Someone has said, "In order to be hap- 
py, you need to express your person- 
ality, to give your faculties full scope." 
Happiness consists in making the most 
out of what is in you. Before you can 
do this, there are many things you 
must learn, not only about yourself, 
but about others and about the world 
in which you live. There is little 
praise and much criticism in the 
world. The world expects much of 
you. It expects you to make good. 
To be a success in life, it is necessary 
that you be prepared to meet all con- 
ditions. "Not to have the spirit of- 
preparedness is to be a traitor to the 
reason which makes man, of all known 
existences, nearest to the divine." If 
you wish to fill your place in life suc- 
cessfully, and to become what it is 
possible for you to become, you need 

The place to get this preparation is 
in school. It is in school where you 
learn to use the past. You are not the 
first person on this earth. There have 
been many before you. The history 
of the earlier people, their experiences 
their failures and successes, their ach- 
ievements, all this is your inheritance. 
In the animal kingdom every animal 
begins life where his father began. 
Hence there is no progress. But ev- 
ery human being begins where his 
fathers left off. He profits by their 

lives and therefore advances. You al- 
so learn how to use your fellow crea- 
tures. You are not alone in this 
world. You are only one link in the 
social chain. Hence you can not live 
by and for yourself. It is in school 
where you learn to cooperate with 
others, to keep in step with those 
men and women with like aspirations 
and ideals, with teachers whose aim it 
it to help you to grow, and to mold 
your lives into what God would have 
them be. 

You not only learn about the past, 
and your fellow creatures, but you 
learn to find yourself, to express your 
personality. It is here that you learn 
to discover and develop your real tal- 
ents, and to equip yourself for your 
life profession. God has given you a 
mind, the power to think and reason. 
The branches which you study all tend 
to develop your mind and your rea- 
soning powers. As you learn to think 
greater truths will open up to you and 
so you develop, and as you develop, 
vou learn to originate new ideas, and 
to develop a stronger, broader person- 
ality. You will find that the people 
who have learned to think and reson 
for themselves, and to reach out into 
new fields of thought are the leaders 
in the world, and their lives are the 
most successful. 

In school you learn self mastery. 
When you study you read the best 
thoughts of the best men, ) their 


thoughts become a part of you, and 
you strive to bring- out the best that 
is in you. You compel yourself to do 
one thing, and restrain yourself from 
doing another. You desire only the 
beautiful, the true, the good. You 
learn to dislike and discard the things 
that are \v irthless in life. Thus you 
become men and women of cuture. 
You will b^arn to appreciate the best 
literature, t':e best music, the best en- 
tertainment. It is marvelous how our 
life expands and unfolds as the great 
•secrets of life are revealed to you. 

An education increases your earn- 
ing capacity. There are many posi- 
tions onen to those who have had a 
college education, positions which pay 
big salaries: You not only have a 
chance to demand higher salaries, but 
you have a chance for advancement. 
There are positions or jobs which do 
not require an education, but which 
can be learned in a short time and be 
filled by anyone. But there is no 
chance for an increase in pay, or for 
advancement. To illustrate this, let 
me tell you a story of a man who had 
taken up soecial work in surgery in 
England under some of the greatest 
men. He is thirty-one years of age. 
It is fourteen years since he entered 
college. For ten of these years he 
had been in medical schools, in hos- 
pitals, and in foreign countries study- 
ing. Of course he had college debts 
to pay, but think of the result of this . 
study. He has acquired a special 
training such as only a few possess, 
and he will begin life with an income 
of thousands. His debts will soon be 
paid, and he has a position which no 
man can fill but with the same cost. 
You may not be able to get a train- 

ing as this man had, but you can all 
aim to receive an education that will fit 
you to become better teachers, better 
ministers, better stenographers, bet- 
ter farmers. 

In scho(5l is where initiative and re- 
sourcefulness are deveU^ped. Initia- 
tive in business stands for the wide 
awake, alert, progressive fellow who 
gets things done before anyone else 
gets them done. A story is told of a 
young man whose salary was raised 
because of his initiative and resource- 
fulness. He was a young man in 
charge of a department of one of the 
largest paper manufacturing houses in 
the country. Every year the vice- 
president of the concern fhakes a trip 
through the different sections of the 
country, looking over the field, call- 
ing upon customers and meeting pros- 
pects. By reading over the files and 
using other facilities at his disposal 
this young man was able to place in 
the hands of the vice-president, when 
he was about to start on his trip, the 
name of every customer, those who 
had used the goods of the house, ob- 
taining them directly or through a job- 
ber, and the names of dealers who 
were not customers with the kind of 
material they required. The vice- 
president was surprised and stated 
that he had never been "primed" for 
a trip like that before. His success 
on that trip justified a raise of $500 a 
year to the young man who had con- 
tributed it by starting something. 

Another reason why you should go 
to school is because the world is de- 
manding college trained men and wo- 
men. The cry all over the world is 
for greater efficiency. If you want to 
compete with others in your line of 



work, yott must be prepared for that 
work. If you expect to be a teacher 
it is necessary to be efficient in your 
work, well grounded in the subjects 
you expect to teach. It is also neces- 
sary that you. have a wide margin, so 
as to be able to deal most successful- 
ly with the many difficulties that arise. 

The trained man or woman will 
have the advantage over the one who 
is not trained, whether it be in the 
ministry, in law or in business. 

There are other reasons why you 
should go to school, but I think I 
have enumerated enough of them to 
inspire you to continue your school 
work as long as possible. 

To those of you who have come to 
school for only a few months, I would 
say, do not let the opportunity of get- 
ting an education go by. This is the 
time when your minds are the most 
plastic. It is the time when your 
lives have the best chance to grow and 
expand. Someone has said, "The 
world does not need anyone before 
they are thirty years of age." So you 
need not hurry to get out into the 
world. Stay in school long enough 
to lay a good, firm foundation. It is 
possible. W/hat others have done, 
you can do. When an architect plans 
a building he plans the foundation ac- 
cordingly. If he expects to erect a 
two story building he does not need 
to go down very deep to lay his foun- 
dation, but if he is going to build a 
thirty story structure, he must dig 
deep so that the building will stand 
firmly. The same thing is true in pre- 
paring for your life work. You must 
lay a broad foundation if you wish to 
stand abreast with others. You can 
build on a small foundation, but your 

success in life will be according to 
your preparation. There are many 
clamoring at the foot of- the ladder. 
What we need is men and women who 
can climb above those at the bottom. 
It is those who secure the best posi- 
tions and make a real success in life. 
It is for you to decide whether you 
are going to be a two story teacher, 
minister or stenographer or whether 
you are going to be a sky scraper. 

Let me tell you what a few educat- 
ors have said in telling why young 
men should go to school. 

Henry Churchhill King, Dean of 
Oberlin College said : "A young 
should go to college because the col- 
lege broadens, greatly a man's circle of 
interests, and therefore makes him 
more of a man extensively ; because 
the college disciplines his relating 
power, and so his power of cencentrat- 
ed attention, and therefore helps him 
to get himself in hand, and gives him 
power of continuous growth, making 
him more of a man intensively." 

H. W. McKnight, Pres. of Pa. Col- 
lege said : "I will put him in posses- 
sion of powers which God intended 
him to have. It will enlarge and re- 
fine his enjoyments. It will fit him 
for usefulness in positions which, 
without it, are not open to him. In 
other words it will make him a mny 
sided man." 

James R. Day, Chancelor of Syra- 
cuse University said: "A young man 
should go to college to secure the 
largest possible brain cpacity. He 
will need it." 

So get all the education you can 
while you can. Do not make a mis- 
take which you will regret in after 



Your life will mean much more to 
you after you finish your school work 
than it did before you began. You 
will enjoy life more; you will have a 
secret joy and satisfaction which no- 
thing can rob you of. 

While you are laying your founda- 
tion, lay it deep and then you can 

build just as high as you choose with- 
out fear of your structure tumbling 
down. As you build higher and high- 
er, your vision and your field of use- 
fulness will become larger, and you 
will be a greater blessing to your com- 
munity and to humanity. 

The Lonely Pond, 

S. W. Claar. 

Near the top of Blue Knob Mount- 
ain, about four miles west of Klahr, 
Pennsylvania, is a lonely pond which 
is seldom seen by any one, except 
hunters and berry pickers. This pond 
has the highest elevation of any body 
of water in the state. 

This pool has not been constructed 
by human hands or by nature but by 
the cunning little beavers who now are 
extinct in that part of the state. But 
the quiet pool remains as a memorial 
of their skill and industry. 

The breast-work of the dam is made 
of trees which the beavers cut with 
their teeth. In a few years this 
breast-work will be decayed and wash- 
ed away by the great pressure of the 
water. The breast is about seventy- 
five feet in length and backs up the 

water for over a hundred feet. This 
pond is not large or marvelously beau- 
tiful like the Alpine lakes, but it is in- 
teresting because of its strange build- 

Fifty years ago, the bear wallowed 
in it, the deer drank from it, hunters 
and trappers circled it. It was the 
central place for gathering because 
there was no other water for miles 
and miles. Even now every fox, rac- 
coon or mink visits this pond when in 
the vicinity. Every berrypicker se- 
lects its banks as the spot to eat his 
lunch. There at an elevation of thir- 
ty-five hundred feet among the birds, 
and squirrels a tired picker can fully 
enjoy a complete rest and refresh him- 
self with the purest air and best water 
the state can afford. 




,Supera Martz. 

Esther was a singularly beautiful 
woman or King Xerxes would not 
have chosen her from her humble 
home, when he had all the maidens of 
his own nationality from which to 
choose a wife. 

She was strong and able to resist 
the wiles to voluptuoutness which her 
year's training in fragrant ungents 
was intended to develop. Having all 
that wealth can bestow and almost 
continual idleness, in contrast to her 
busy, insignificant life before, we 
would expect nothing but an indolent, 
languid woman as the result. But, 
instead she is strong and unselfish. 

The beauty of her character is in 
the fact that she is not spoiled by her 
great elevation. To be the one favor- 
ite of all the select maidens of the 
kingdom, and to know that she owed 
her privileged position solely to the 
king's fancy for her physical charms 
might have spoiled the grace of the 
simple Jewess. But in Esther there 
is not a trace of silly vanity. 

Esther heeded her uncle and obey- 
ed him, even after she was queen and 
did not need to obey any one. She, 
also, had great courage and a strong 
conscience, or she would not have 
dared to do what she did. She did 
not forget she was a Jewess, and there- 
fore, she took her life in her hands 
and disobeyed her king, to do her 
duty to her people. 

She was tactful, when once she had 
the king's audience, she did not spoil 
her chance to save the life of her peo- 
ple by broaching the subject at once 
when he was roused against the Jews 
by Haman's wicked decree, but she 
gained her purpose by pleasing him 
so well that he promised to grant her 
any request. Then she asked for 
protection, then revealed to him Ha- 
man's conspiracy from her viewpoint. 

She gained her request and their 
deliverance at this time was after- 
wards celebrated by the Jews as the 
feast of Purim. 

We can not say or think that Esther 
was not religious, for the author of 
the book does not mention anything 
of anyone's religion, whereas we have 
every reason to believe she had faith 
in God, when she had the courage to 
say "If I perish, I perish" when doing 
her duty. 

Summing up her beautiful charac- 
teristics, Esther was beautiful in fig- 
ure, strong in resisting temptations, 
unselfish, humbly obedient, utterly 
lacking in vanity, performer of any 
duty regardless of consequences, pat- 
riotic, tactful, Christ like enough to 
give her life for her people if neces- 
sary, founder of the feast of Purim 
and savior of her people. No other 
woman of the Old Testament has such 
a list of noble characteristics. 



Echo and Narcissus, 

Ada N. Fridy. 

Echo was a beautiful nymph who 
was fond of the woods and hills, where 
she spent the greater part of her life 
engaged in woodland sports. She 
was a favorite of the goddess Diana 
and accompanied her in the chase. 
But Echo had one fault, she was al- 
ways fond of talking and in whatever 
conversation or argument she would 
always persist in having the last 
word. One day Juno was seeking her 
husband who for some reason or other, 
she feared was contenting or amusing 
himself among the nymphs. Echo by 
her talk schemed to detain the god- 
dess until the nymphs made their es- 
cape. When Juno discovered it, she 
passed sentence upon Echo in this 
manner: "You shall forfeit the use of 
that tongue Avith which you have 
cheated me, except for that one pur- 
pose you are fond of reply. You shall 
still have the last word, but no power 
to speak first." 

This nymph Echo saw Narcissus, 
who was a beautiful youth, as he had 
pursued the chase on the mountains. 
She loved him very much and there- 
fore followed his footsteps. She was 
eager and longed for the time when 
she could address^ him and win him to 
converse, but it was not in her power. 
She waited patiently for him to speak 
first, and she in turn had an answer 
ready for him. One day when Nar- 
cissus was separated from his compan- 
ions he shouted out loudly, "Whc'r* 

here?". Echo in turn replied, "Here." 
Narcissus looked around but seeing 
no one, called again saking "Come." 
Echo answered a second time "Come," 
But no one came. After a short time, 
Narcissus called again, "Why do you 
shun me?" Echo asked the same 
question. The youth replied "Let us 
join one another." The maiden ans- 
wered with all her heart in the same 
words, and hastened to the spot ready 
to embrace him. He immediately 
started back saying, "Hands off! I 
would rather die than you should have 
me." It was all in vain. He left her 
and she returned to the woods. From 
that time on she lived in caves and 
among the mountains and cliffs. Her 
form soon faded with grief and her 
flesh at last shrank away. Her bones 
were changed into rocks, and there 
was nothing left for her but her voice. 
She is still ready to reply to any one 
who calls her and retains her old habit 
of always having the last word. 

Narcissus did not only show his 
cruelty in this case but in many in- 
stances such as this. He shunned all 
the other nymphs as he had poor 
Echo. One day a maiden, who had 
tried in vain to attract him, uttered a 
prayer that he would some time feel 
what it was to love and meet no re- 
turn of affection. The goddess heard 
her prayer and granted her wish. 

There was a clear fountain that had 
Avater like silver, to which no shep- 



herds ever came with their flocks, no 
beasts of the forest, nor was it cover- 
ed with any leaves, but grass grew 
around it and rucks surrounded it pro- 
tecting it from the sun. 

One day Narcissus visited this 
fountain while coming from a jour- 
ney. He was very tired and thirsty 
and stooped down to drink of the fresh 
water. When he stooped down he 
saw his own image thinking it was 
some beautiful water spirit in the 
fountain. He stood and gazed at it 
with adminration at the bright eyes, 
the curled locks which reminded him 
of Bacchus or Apollo, the rosy cheeks, 
the ivory neck, the parted lips and the 
gloAv of health. He soon fell in love 
with himself and plunged his arms in 
to embrace the beloved one. But it 
fled when he touched it, but soon re- 
turned again and seemed to have the 
same fascination. He could not tear 
himself away but still remained at the 

fountain gazing at his t)wn image. He 
soon began to talk with the spirit 
which he supposed it was and asked 
why this beautiful being shuns him. 
When he stretched forth his arms the 
image did the same. His tears fell 
into the water and disturbed the im- 
age. When he saw it depart he asked 
it to stay as he desired to at least gaze 
upon it if he could not touch it. With 
this and more he cherished the flame 
that consumed him and by degrees he 
lost his color, vigor and beauty, which 
had formerly charmed Echo. He pin- 
ed away and died, and when his spirit 
passed the Stygian river the nymphs 
mourned for him and when they smote 
their breasts Echo smote hers also. 
They would have burned his body but 
it was nowhere to be found. But in 
its place was a purple flower surround- 
ed with white leaves which bears the 
name and preserves the memory of 
Narcissus. > 



Some Aroruments For Woman Suffrage. 

Orlena Wblgemuth. 

There is now going on a great 
world-wide revolt against the artificial 
barriers which laws and customs inter- 
pose between woman and human free- 
dom. Hand in hand man and woman 
went out of the Garden of Eden and 
on a basis of equality they must solve 
life's problems. 

Civil liberty woman now has. She 
has the right of her free speech, press, 
assembly, of trial by jury, religious 
Avorship and of holding property. But 
political liberty she does not have. 
Men say that women may have civil 
liberty without having political liber- 
ty. But take away from a man his 
right to vote and he will at once say 
that his civil liberty is affected. If 
one would travel from the north to the 
south, from the east to the west scar- 
cely a man could be found who would 
be willing to own property and not 
make laws governing that property, to 
have judges and not choose those 

AA'e are supposed to have a Democ- 
racy. But a Decocracy is a govern- 
ment by all the people. We can never 
have an ideal government if half of the 
people are irresponsible. Do we want 
an ideal government? We certainly 
do. Therefore we must have Woman 

Women are more intelligent than 
men. We have more women school- 
teachers than men teachers. In the 
schools the girls do better work than 

the boys. When women vote they 
will not vote for a man simply because 
he belongs to a certain party. They 
will study the issues of the campaign 
and vote for a man because he will 
give them what they want. 

Morally women are much better 
than men. They are already at some 
polling places and are having a refin- 
ing influence. Jeannette Rankins is 
in Congress and it is said that condi- 
tions are much bettier , since she is 

Mothers will not allow their pure 
boys and girls to be ruined by alcohol 
and the dreadful white slaver. When 
women vote they will rise in mighty 
hosts and demand that the youth of 
the land be protected. 

The other people not allowed to 
vote besides women are the polyga- 
mists, bigamists, insane, paupers, fel- 
ons and duelists. How dreadfully 
the men of the land are insulting the 
women ! If a person would say to a 
man that his wife is insane he would 
become very much insulted. Yet men 
are putting women on that level and 
asking that they stay there. May the 
men soon see that women's standards 
are the highest in the land and place 
women on the high plane on which 
they belong. 

Has Woman Suffrage been success- 
ful? It certainly has been successful. 
Almost all of the Western States have 
adopted Woman Suffrage. The per- 



son who can judge whether a thing' 
is all right is a neighbor. In the 
West the neighboring states have al- 
ways b^en the ones to adopt it. 

The platform of all the political 

parties are in favor of Women Suff- 
rage. President Wilson and many 
other great men are in favor of it. 

Therefore Women Suffrage must 
prevail in these United States of ours. 

Good Marksmanship. 

Philip Greenblatt. 

One of the best resources for any 
country in case of war, is good marks- 
manship. A soldier who does not pos- 
sess an average rate of marksmanship 
loses seventy-five per cent, of the use- 
fulness which he is to give to his army. 

One of the things that has been dis- 
covered since American soldiers set 
foot in France and went into training 
to fight Germany, is that they are su- 
perior in marksmanship to all their 
allies. This is a very surprising yet 
a most natural fact. It runs in the 
American blood and is a heritage from 
sure shot ancestors. 

We may ask why Europeans should 
not equal Americans in marksman- 
ship. This contrast can be explained 
in a few words — early environments 
and necessity. Wihen our early 
American ancestors crossed the sea 
to settle and make itheir homes in 
America, they encountered many dan- 
gerous obstacles, to their welfare. 
Swords were to some advantage in 
case of wild animal attacks; but the 
only weapon which was of any account 
in Indian attacks was the gun. No 
pilgrim or settler could leave his home 
without the presence of his rifle. The 
colonists were as accustomed to car- 
rying guns then as we are to carrying 
handkerchiefs with us to-day. The 
natural result of using the gun to 

such a great extent was skill in marks- 
manship. This skill and hobby for the 
gun was handed down from generation 
to generation and is still a strong 
characteristic of the American people 

The poor marksmanship of all the- 
belligerents in Europe has been com- 
mented upon by American rifle ex- 
perts ; and this has been given as the 
real explanation of the constant use 
of the bayonet in fighting. The use 
of rifles of the opposing armies in 
Europe are practically of no advant- 
age for the marksmanshio is so mis- 
erably bad. They can only do damage 
at close quarters, when it is almost 
impossible to fire a rifle. 

Rifle experts have pointed out that 
a body of troops trained to shoot ac- 
curately could annihilate any oppos- 
ing forces, even largely superior in 
numbers. Although military move- 
ments are very important in train- 
ing an army, the manual of arms and 
good marksmanshio are more valu- 
able. Our past history has shown 
that our fore-fathers who were utter- 
ly unfamiliar with all military move- 
ments, but who were sure death as 
shots were able to overwhelm much 
superior forces of the best-drilled sol- 
diers of Europe, and the truth of those 
facts have not changed. 



HELEN GRACE OELLIG 17, Edit^r-in-Cliief 

, Sc' ool Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 | 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. . . \ 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

David H. Markey '17 Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher '17 Ex haages 

Bard E. Kreder '18 Athletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societ es of EHzabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
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Report any change of address to th3 Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2 00. 

Entered as second-class matter Apiil 19, 1909, at the El'.zabethtown Postoffice. 

Rev. Dr. Schlegel of Lancaster, in 
an address given recently in Market 
House Hall, Elizabethtown, said that 
Elizabethtown College was the biggest 
asset that Elizabethtown owned. Do 
you believe it? Are you doing your 
part to make that statement true? 

In the recent Y. M. C. A. drive for 
$35,000,000 our school contributed 
$345. The school of itself constitut- 
ed one of the fifteen sections into 
Avhich the town was divided. In pro- 
portion to its population it surpassed 

any other one district of the borough. 
We are proud of our record. Did you 
do your bit? 

Do you know that of all the wars 
ever waged in the previous history of 
the world none ever cost more than 
$32,000,000,000? The present was has 
already cost $70,000,000,000 and is not 
over yet by any means. 

Do you kno\v that in all the wars 
ever waged in the previous history of 
the world not more than 2,000,000 men 
were in battle array? To-day there 



are 40,000,000 on the firing line. 24,- 
000,000 of these represent America 
and the Allies. 

Do you know that in German hos- 
pitals and prisons there are 6,000,000 
men? Some of these are American 
boys. Do you know that the only 
avenue through which these men can 
be reached is the Y. M. C. A? 

Otto Schmoller, a German Bible 
commentator says, "Holy Scripture 
teaches us that all public calamities 
are divine dispensations designed to 
awaken men to a sense of their sins 
and to bring them to repentance." 
Germany is to-day paying the penalty 
for having humanized the Christ and 
for having stripped the Bible of its di- 
vine authority. Think you these Unit- 
ed States of America will escape? She 
has years of Sabbath desecration in 
her wake. He people have gone 
pleasure mad and dollar crazy. Long 
already they have forgotten the high- 
er things of life and have ceased to 
put first things first. No nation has 
ever escaped its punishment. Shall 

Has your boy been called to the col- 
ors? No.? Does that relieve you of 
all responsibility regarding the thous- 
ands of boys who have been called? 
Never. If your boy has gone there is 
no longer any need to arouse your in- 
terest in the boys and their environ- 
ment in camp. If your boy has not 
gone surely you are sufficiently sym- 
pathetic with the mothers, sisters, and 
sweethearts who have given their all 
to be interested in the welfare of their 

One million American soldiers and 
sailors should have protection, recre- 

ation, comforts, wholesome fellowship,, 
and other helpful influences. \\'ar is 
upon us. We cannot help that. But 
we can help our boys to live clean, 
pure lives while the}'- are in camp. 
Sherman no doubt expressed the senti- 
ment of all of us concerning war. But 
we, in our quiet homes for removed 
from warfare, do not realize in any 
degree what an awful thing it is. 

These boys have been taken from 
peaceful occupations, professions and 
many from colleges and have been 
thrust into an altogether abnormal 
life. They are cut off from the asso- 
ciation of friends and loved ones. On- 
ly those who are separated from those 
whom they love best can appreciate 
the inadequacy of letters in compari- 
son with the association itself. The 
boys are in army camps. By the way 
thousands (we do not know hoAV 
many) are either already in France or 
on the ocean destined for France. 
\\'hile they are abundantly supplied 
with the bare necessities of life they 
lack so many of the little comforts 
which help to make life pleasant. They 
likewise lack the means of spiritual 

The only institution which can 
reach the boys is the Y. M. C. A. Your 
church and ours are not allowed to 
work as denominations among the 
boys. The Y. M. C. A. is the one 
means through which every church 
can reach her boys. 

You may ask what the Y. M. C. A. 
does for the boys. They first erect a 
"hut", a large building where the boys 
may come and spend their leisure in 
a clean helpful environment. In these 
"huts" there is provided paper, ink. 



pencils, in fact anything a boy might 
need in writing a letter. There are 
all the magazines of the day, as well 
as wholesome reading of other sorts. 
There are pianos and Victrolas to pro- 
vide music. But above all, there are 
in these Y. M. C. A. "huts" strong 
Christian men who are there to be a 
"big l)rother" to the soldier boys. 
They conduct religious services, Bible 
classes, distribute testaments and in 
every way strive to help the boys 
spiritually. These "huts" are open all 
day and sometimes even during the 

These boys are having the hardest 
testing time they have ever known in 
these first few monthse away from 

home. Although they have left home 
companionship behind they have not 
left behind the desire for fellowship. 
They need the Y. M. C. A. One of 
the boys writes, "It is the one place 
like home." Another opened his let- 
ter with, "We've got a Y. M. C. A. 
now." Another shouted to those in 
the rear, "Boys, we're all right. The 
'Y' is here." 

Have you done your part in helping 
this good couse. You recently had a 
splendid opportunity. Did you use it? 
If you did not it is not yet too late. 
Do you bit. Help the boys in khaki 
to be true to the ideals for which 
Christian America stands. 



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The Social Committee gave a fare- 
well outing for Mr. David Markey on 
Tuesday evening, November 6th. A 
number of students left the College at 
3 :40 going to the school house along 
the Ridge Road. Here sometime was 
spent in playing games. ]\Ir. Markey 
is now spending- his time at Center- 
port and Myerstown. 

Our fellow student, Mr. John Sher- 
man has resumed his work on College 
Hill. We are glad to Avelcome him 

Dr. Reber and Prof. Schlosser spent 
the week end. Nov. 9-1 1, at Black 
Rock, conducting a Bible Institute. 

Mr. Meyer, in the bookroom — "Oh 
yes! here is Miss Shenk's account 
right next to Mr. Sherman's." 

Dr. Reber, Prof. Schlosser, Miss 
Stauffer, Mr. Levi Ziegler, and Mr. 
Ezra Wenger attended the minister- 
ial meeting at Heidelburg, 

Misses Laura ^loyer and Supera 
Martz attended institute in Harris- 
burg on Thursday, November 15. 

Misses Ruth Bucher and Ruth Kil- 
hefner attended institute in Lancaster 
on Wednesday, November 14. In the 
evening they heard an address by ex- 
president Taft. 

Misses !Myer, Crouthamel, Kathryn 
Leiter, and ^laria Myers attended in- 
stitute in Lancaster on Thursday, No- 
vember 15. 

A program was given Tuesday even- 
ing, November 13th, in honor of the 
17th anniversary of the founding of 
Elizabethtown College. The princi- 
pal speaker of the evening was Dr. H. 
B. Work, Supt. Public Schools, Lan- 
caster. \\'e were also favored with 
an address by our president, a recita- 
tion by Miss Ruth Bucher and several 
selections of music by the Ladies'' 
Glee Club and the Quartette. 

The Temperance League gave a 
program in the Chapel Sunday morn- 
ing, November 18. The program con- 
sisted of two numbers by the Quartet- 
t£, an oration entitled "Loyalty" by 
Mr. Aaron Edris, and an address by 
Rev. J. W. G. Hershey of Lititz. 



Messrs. Bard Kreider and Ezra 
Wenger reported having a very good 
time at the ladies' social held by the 

Prof, and Mrs. Via entertained the 
elderly ladies and gentlemen of Col- 
lege Hill on Saturday evening. 

The College has purchased a horse 
in place of Jim. 

Mr. Smith — "How do you multiply 
in the Metric system?" 
. Prof. Schlosser — "Just like you do 
in English." 

Autumn ! Lovely Autumn ! ! 

Basket Ball! 

Two whole games! 

Three cheers for the Y. M. C. A.! 
A cat! Where? In the Hall and 
sometimes in Miss Brenisholtz's room. 

Ask Miss Bonebrake how she likes 
the cat. 

Upon waking in the night one hears 

Mr. Meyer is our new man at the 
Bookroom. Now girls don't get him 

Who was disappointed the night of 

the Anniversary? Ask the girls on 

the third floor. Moybe they could 

give you some valuable information. 


Maria Myers how she likes being 
teacher's pet. 

Mr. Reber how he would like a trip 
to "Franc" (is). 

Miss Oellig where her "Laddie" is. 

Miss Myer, C-A-T spells cat, 
T-A-C spells tac. Wliich is more val- 
uable on College Hill? 

Mr. Hertzler, which he likes best 
the new horse or the "Miller" who 

would like to use it to take flour to 
the "Rittin-House." 

Miss Zeigler, why she sings the 
song "There's a 'Baum' for the weary"^ 
instead of "I will not be weary tho 
trials may come." 

Mr. Kreider, why he said "Oh see 
the Reese!" instead of "Oh, see the 

Miss Arnold, when she will read for 
us again. 

October has come and gone and 
with it our Annual Hallowe'en social. 
On the eve of the 31st the girls met 
in the Reception Room and the boys 
in Room C. After they all had part- 
ners they proceeded to the library 
which was decorated very artistically 
for the event. Numerous games were 
played and several prizes awarded in 
contests. At 6 p. m. we went to the 
dining room where refreshments were 
served. The evening was an enjoy- 
able one to all who took part. We are 
sorry to say that some of the boys had 
not quite enough nerve to bring them 
there. Cheer tip boys. You'll get 
over that by and by. 

Miss Nies to Miss Kilhefner in the 
library, seeing the Encyclopedia lie 
on the table said "Is there a diction- 
ary in that book?" 

The girls organized a Sewing Cir- 
cle on Monday, Nov. 19, 1917. They 
meet once a week to read, sew and 
chat as a family group. Girls don"t 
miss it ; there are some new things to 
be given each week. 

Some of the visitors on College 
Hill over Saturday and Sunday were: 
VeraKilhefner of Ephrata; Pauline 
Weaver, of Manheim ; Misses Neis and 
Mohler of Lititz. 



Rev. C. L. Baker of East Berlin, and 
family spent Tuesday, Nov. 20, on 
College Hill. 

Are yon doing your bit? This is 
a vital question on the Hill at present. 
Dr. Schlegel of Lancaster, gave us two 
excellent addresses one in Chapel and 
the other in Market Hall in town on 
the Y. M. C. A. work. It has put in- 
spiration into us. 

Homerian Notes. 

We greatly regret to lose one of 
our number. Mr. Markey, who. has 
left school to spend some time at his 
home before going to Camp. Since 
our number is not very large the ab- 
sence of one member is felt keenly by 
the Society. 

The Homerians met in public ses- 
sion on October 12, at 8 p. m. in the 
College Chapel. After the iloll call 
and the reading of the minutes by the 
secretary the society was led in pray- 
ey by Mr. Baugher, who filled the 
place of our regular chaplain. Mr. E. 
G. Meyer rendered a vocal solo entit- 
led "Perfect Day", which was greatly 
enjoyed by the society. Following 
this was given the first debate for this 
year by the Homerians. The question 
for debate was : Resolved that the 
Present Chinese Exclusion Law 
Should Be Enacted to Apply to Jap- 
anese and Other Asiatics. It was dis- 
cussed affirmatively by E. M. Hertz- 
ler and negatively by D. H. Markey. 
The Ladies Quartette then rendered a 
selection entitled "Evening" after 
which a very interesting reading was 
given entitled "Jim, a Hero" by Sara 
Shisler. The closing feature of the 
program was a very helpful address 

"Lifters and Leaners" given by our 
retiring speaker, Helen G. Oellig. 

On October 27 the society met in 
private session and elected the officers 
for the next term of eight weeks, 
which were installed at our private 
meeting on November 2. The new 
officers are as follows : Speaker, Ezra 
Wenger; vice president, Ephraim 
Meyer; chaplain, E. H. Hertzler; 
Monitor, Sara Shisler; secretary. Ruth 
Bucher; Critic, Prof. J. S. Harley. 

On November 9, the Homerians 
rendered an Educational program in 
the newly remodeled Music Hall. Af- 
tera piano solo rendered by Miss Esh- 
elman. Miss Orlena Wolgemuth read 

n essay on "Educational Aims." Fol- 
lowing this Mr. Baugher gave a talk 
on the "History and Purpose of the 

Educational Institutions in Church of 
the Brethren." Mrs. Via gave us a 
vocal solo which was greatly enjoyed 
by all. Gertrude Miller in a short 
talk enumerated many reasons on 
"Why go to College." In the ab- 
sence of Mr. Meyer, who, was to de- 
liver an oration entitled "Whitesworth 
College," Prof. Via entertained the 
audience by describing a typical Min- 
ing Town of West Virginia. 

— E. M. H. 

Keystone Society Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society met 
in public session on Friday evening, 
Nov. 2. The program rendered was a 
Tennyson program and was as fol- 
lows: Alusic, "My Bonnie," by the 
male quartette, following this was a 
fine discussion on Sources of Material 
of the "Idylls of the King" by Kath- 
ryn Leiter. The next number was a 



descrii)tion of "Idylls of the King" by 
Ray Kline, following this we were 
favored with a selection of music by 
the male tiuartet, "All Through the 
Night". \A'e then had a select read- 
ing entitled "Coming of King Arthur" 
which showed spledid preparation, 
following this number was a story of 
"The Holy Grail" by Supera Martz. 
The closing feature was a select read- 
ing by Aaron Edris. 

November 16, Society met in public 
session in Society Hall. The follow- 
ing officers were installed: President 
Carl Smith : vice president, Harry 
Reber ; secretary. Mildred Bonebrake; 
Critic. A. C. Baugher ; chorister, Levi 
K. Zeigler : treasurer. Clarance Sol- 
lenberger. The program was then 
rendered as follow^s : Inaugural ad- 
dress entitled "Necessity of Prepared- 
ness" by the president, followang this 
was a very humerous select reading 
by Miss Arnold. The next number 
on the program was a debate. Resolv- 
ed, That flowers add more to the joy 
of life than birds. It was debated af- 
firmatively by Aliss Krepps and Mr. 
Foglesanger. negatively by Miss Eck- 
roth and Mr. Kinzie. the judges decid- 
ed in favor of the negative side, fol- 
lowing this we were favored by a 
beautiful piano duet rendered by 
Misses Anna Enterline and Carrie 
Dennis. The closing feature was the 
Literarv Echo bv Mr. Samuel Claar. 

Athletic Notes. 

At last the cold days have come and 
the students will have to give up their 
outside activities and hibernate for 
the winter. The Tennis Tournaments 
have been finished ; Ruth Sauder win- 
ning the championship of the ladies 
and Prof. R. W. Schlosser champion- 

ship of the gentlemen. After this was 
over the boys paid more particular at- 
tention to Basket Ball. They have 
had two "Public Games" and two 
l)rivate games since our last issue. 
The private games were refereed by 
John Graham and the scores were 43- 
17 and 17-14. 

On Octol^er 26, with a crow^ded gal- 
lery of ladies the Taylorites met the 
Wengerites and defeated the latter 
by the score of 37-9. 

The following is the line-up:. 
Taylorites Wengerites 

H. Reber F P. Brandt 

Kreider F J. Miller 

Tavlor C H. Wenger 

E. 'Hertzler G E. Meyer 

Sullivan G E. ^^'"enger 

Fair goals : Reber 2, Kreider 5, Tay- 
lor 0. Sullivan i. Miller .3. H. Wenger 
I. Fouls: Kreider 3, Taylor, Miller i. 
Referee, Graham, Time and score 
keeper Baugher. 

On Friday night, Nov. 16, a hard 
fight was expected to be fought be- 
t^"een the Alumni and the school be- 
cause this was the night designated 
for a public game, but several of the 
Ahunni could not come therefore to 
have an interesting game for the la- 
dies a hard contest w^as fought be- 
tween the Pedagogues and JMasters, 
the latter winning by the score of 33- 

Line-up : : 
Pedagogues Masters 

T. Hershey, fg F Taylor 

Ebersole F Kreider 

Graham C H. Wenger 

E ^T'^ver, g f G Longeneckef 

E AA'enger G Sollenberger 

Fair oroals : Ebersole 2, J. Hershey 
4. Graham i, Tavlor 3. Sillenberger i. 
Longenecker 4, Kreider 6. Fouls: Tay- 
lor =;. Eber';ole 3. Referees, Brandt 
and Zu®". Timekeeper, Kline. Score- 
keeoer. Edris. 

The intrest is growing somewhat 
and we hope to see still more especial- 
Iv from the ladies. 



Grant E. Weaver '17, who has been 
a student at this place for a number 
of years has accepted a position as 
teacher in the schools of Somerset 
County. He reports that he enjoys his 
work very much. 

Florence Miller '10, who has been 
teaching in the Ephrata borough 
schools for a number of years was a 
recent visitor to 'College Hill. She 
paid a visit to her sisters Miss Miller 
and Mrs. Via. 

Ira Herr '13, who is connected with 
the Bangor High School for some 
time paid Elizabethtown a visit. He 
was here to find a teacher to fill a vo- 
cancy caused by the war. 

v. C. Holsinger '16, is engaged in 
teaching the East Lampeter High 
School, Lancaster County. He paid 
the College a visit on Anniversary 
Day and he reported that school work 
was fine. 

Inez E. Byers '11, paid her Alma 
Mater a visit filled with the inspira- 
tion of a teacher. She is teaching a 
■school some few miles from her home 
(Mechanicsburg. Pa.) 

Clarence M. Ebersole '17, the teach- 

er of the Newville school is making 
fine headway. This fact is seen by 
the keen interest all the pupils have 
in their school and toward their teach- 
er. We all appreciate this fact and 
speak only the highest praise for Mr. 

Sarg. Paul K. Hess '15, whi is now 
located at Camp Upton, L. I., was in 
town recently. He did not forget 
College Hill but came here for a few 
minutes to visit his old friends. 

One of the old students who is tak- 
ing a keen interest in education is 
Robert Becker '13, a recruiting offi- 
cer at Harrisburg. He said that he 
wishes that he could still be in school 
and enjoying school life. 

Prof. E. Mertan Crouthamel '11, is 
supervising principal in the Coleport 

Some recent visitors on College 
Hill were Henry Hershey '17, John 
Hershey '16, Lester N. Myer '16, Ruth 
Landis '13. These people frequently 
pay the school a visit since it seems 
homelike to them. 

Mr. Markey, the editor of the Ho- 
merian Society Notes has left school, 



having been called to Camp. His 
place on the staff has been filled by 
Miss Orlena Wolgemuth. 

The secretary of the Volunteer 
Band, Helen G. Oellig, would appre- 
ciate a card from each volunteer stat- 
ing the date on which the declaration 
was signed and also the terms (with 
their dates) spent on College Hill 
smce signing. 

Among the recent visitors bringing 
helpful messages to our Chapel exer- 
cises was Dr. Pace, cartoonist of the 
Sunday School Times. In his talk he 
said "there is a gospel being written 
by the Devil The first sentence of 
his first chapter is 'Look out for Num- 
ber One.' " From this he developed 
the thought of our extreme selfishness 

in all of our ambitions and aspirations. 
In contrast with this self-interest he 
magnified the higher ideals found in 
making Christ the center. In thus 
li\-ing for Him, we forget self and live 
for others. 

Mr. Pace has had seven years of ex- 
perience as a missionary in the Philip- 
pine Islands. After Chapel he met the 
Volunteer Band. He very graphical- 
ly told us of his experiences in begin- 
ning his work. His tact in interesting 
the natives in his field-glass and later 
leading them to Christ, was very evi- 
dent. This glimpse into one of the 
chapters of his life rich with experien- 
ce, was highly appreciated and prov- 
ed to be an inspiration to each mem- 
l)er of the Band. 



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We are indeed glad to see so many 
•exchanges on the table again. Even 
though the cost of publishing them is 
rather high, yet it seems many are 
able to remain above the surface. 
Among our papers are numbers from 
quite a few states. They represent 
many different kind of schools. To 
acknowledge the receipt of all would 
take considerable space in this depart- 
ment Therefore we shall mention 
onlv those about which we have some- 
thing to say. 

The Linden Hall Echo has some 
splendid articles. The Editor has in 
mind the one on "Agreeableness." 
"Agreeableness is the diamond among 
virtues, for it is the most precious and 
rarest of all. If you are looking for a 
true friend, it may interest you to hear 
what is the one quality which every 
one the world over wants most. It is 
agreeableness! Again! Be agreeable 
for you will have little competition 
and are almost sure to succees. An 
agreeable person lights up the room 
like a lamp." These statements are 

true to the core. The Editor quoted 
only a few sentences so read them for 
yourself. They may help you. 

The Carlisle Arrow and Red Man 
has an excellent edition for November 
The cuts are good and interesting. 
Every one should read the three short 
paragraphs on pages eight and nine. 
These will augment your arguments 
for being in school or if you are not 
there now, it will perhaps convince 
you why you should be there. Our 
Carlisle friends seem to be as patri- 
otic as any of us. 

The article "Is the Christian Col- 
lege Needed?" in the Hesston Acade- 
my Journal should be read by every 
one. It is a masterly production by 
an intelligent and religious man. 

The concluding part of "Present 
Day Problems of our Young Women" 
in the same paper is worthy of read- 
ing and digestion, especially for the 
young women. 

The College Rays made their first 
appearance not long ago by the "No- 
vember Issue." We bid you welcome. 

(§nx OlcUkg? ®tm^0 

VOIy. XV. Elizabethtown, Pa,, January, 1918 No. 4 

Friendship's Token 

Only a little token 
Offered for Friendship's sake — 
Picture and song together 
Here, with our greeting, take. 

What though on brightest pictures 
Time's hand at last be lain 
^^"hat though earth's songs awaken 
Only to sleep again? 

Voices once loved ring ever 

In faithful listening ears ; 

The sacred hand of Friendship 

Gleams through the mist of years. 

—Ellis Walton. 


Margaret's Christmas 

Supera Martz. 

"I am disgusted with Cliristmas 
time. I can't see that anyone gets any 
real joy nowadays in givirg presents 
For my part I would sooner not give 
nor get any ;" complained ]\Iargaret 
as she came home from college one 
day about two weeks before Christ- 

"Tut! tut! what is the matter now?" 
asked her aunt Jane, who was busily 
knitting a pair of gloves for a Christ- 
mas gift to one of her children as 
she called them. 

"All the girls are planning to give 
presents to their best girl friends and 
I know I shall get a lot and each one 
will expect something of equal value 
in return. It isn't the true Christmas 
spirit. It is trading, for you must be 
so careful to get things just right and 
of the right value. And value isn't 
measured by usefulness, either, it must 
have the price back of it." 

During this outburst Aunt Jane was 
thinking and now she said "Toworrow 
is Saturday and I expect to have these 
gloves done at noon as I want to de- 
liver them in the afternoon. Won't 
you go along when I goo?" 

^Margaret frowned and burst out 
"But I do not want to see those pau- 
pers" then, ashamed, she corrected "I 
don't want to make a lot of presents 
for them and have all the girls call me 
an old— Oh well I guess I will go 
along for your sake."' 

Her aunt knew how impulsive yet 

how true to her promises she was, so 
she said no more about it until the 
next day at the dinner table. Then a 
girl friend ran in to see whether Mar- 
garet would not go along to skate. 
The pond had just frozen over and 
skating was excellent. Margaret was 
about to consent when her aunt re- 
minded her of her promise. "I am 
sorry, but I forgot I promised to go 
with Auntie this afternoon and I can 
not break my promise" said IMargaret, 
secretly wishing she had not said she 
would go with her aunt. The girl left 
with many expressions of regret and 
predictions of Margaret's missing a 
good time. 

Shorth^ after dinner they donned 
warm coats and caps and started to 
the home of the friendless children. 
Upon reaching the large, plain, brick 
building Aunt Jane asked an attendant 
to take Margaret thru the building to 
see the halls and the children while she 
saw the matron of the home on some 
business. Margaret was shown the bed- 
rooms with their rows of plain beds 
on a bare floor, the school rooms and 
the work and play rooms. She was 
touched by the unhomelike appear- 
ance of it all and when she was shown 
into the room where the children were 
making gifts for one of their friends 
from paper and card board and noted 
their poor clothes and old but happy 
expressions just no\v she was ready to 
do anything to help them in some 


way. W'hcn they left the room she 
asked the i^iiide whether there wasn't 
somethino- slie could do to make their 
Christmas more pleasant, and the 
Suide told her, if she really wished to 
do somethin^^ she should come Christ- 
mas day and tell them the Bethlehem 
story. They had tried to get a cer- 
tain minister, but he had too much 
planned for that day. to come then, 
so they had been looking for some one, 
who would do it without renumera- 
tion. It seemed so little and so easy 
to do, that she promised at once. 

Coming back to her aunt they start- 
ed home and on the way she told her 
of her pledge. Aunt Jane was doubt- 
ful of her success in this undertaking, 
but she was glad her visit had made so 
great an impression upon her, so she 
encouraged her to do her best and 
tried to make her realize the import- 
arnce and sacredness of her undertak- 
ing. She suggested getting some girls 
to help her and have a short program, 
and Margaret, after some deliberation 
told her S. S. Class about it the next 
day. They all were willing to do their 
share. Several were to have readings, 
Grace was to lead in prayer, Helen 
was to sing a solo and the others 
would go as a chorus to sing. Mar- 
garet would tell the story of the Christ 

All the girls w^orked hard to make 
their individual parts a success. Christ- 
mas day they sent, as a class, a large 
fruit cake and a big box ofChristmas 
candies with the greetings of the class 
and a note saying they would be there 
in the afternoon, Margaret explaining 
who they were. 

At the appointed time the girls came 
to the home in a body and were greet- 
ed by the smiles and thanks of the 
children for the cake and candy. They 
were gathered in one room and the 
girls reverently began their program. 
They knew they were succeeding by 
the rapt attention of all the children. 
After all was over the children shyly 
drew near the girls, showitig gtheir ap- 
preciation by their adoring eyes. The 
matron asked them all to say "thank 
you" to the girls and a shout filled the 
room, so anxious were thev to express 
their feelings. 

When the girls left for home, they 
felt that they had done what should 
be done on Christmas to show the real 
spirit of giving, to make others happy 
and not to receive something in re- 
turn. At home Margaret embraced 
her aunt and said "I am sorry I did 
not want to go with you before but 
I am glad you have taught me how to 
keep and enjoy the Christmas season," 



A Hard Lesson. 

Kathryn Burkhart. 

About two weeks before Christmas 
the inhabitants of Marysville were ex- 
tremely busy and happy doing their 
Christmas shopping. All was hurry 
and hustle in the streets, in the stores 
and in the homes. In the Brown's 
home great plans were being made for 
surprises for the different members of 
the family. But to Charlie, the eld- 
est goy, who was then attending High 
School these things were detestable, 
and Christmas always seemed a both- 
er to him. One day when his sister 
Sara was explaining to him about the 
surprise they had for their father, he 
exclaimed, "I wish I wouldn't hear the 
Avord Christmas or anything like it 
for the next month." 

Sara looked up in surprise at this 
sudden out burst from her brother, 
who she thot was heartily enjoying it 

"You don't mean that,'' she said, 
"why Christmas is the best time of 
the year." 

"Yes, I do mean it," said Charlie, "I 
am sick of this fussing, it never does 
anybody any good. I wish the whole 
thing were over." 

Sara said nothing nioTe, but she 
did some thinking. She told her 
mother of Charlie's attitude towards 
Christmas and they both decided 
something must be done to make him 
think differently. Secretly, they made 
plans but nothing was said till the af- 
ternoon high school closed for Christ- 

mas vacation. Everybody had been 
keeping quiet about Christmas when 
Charlie was around. 

This afternoon as he came in the 
library and laid his books on the table 
his father who was sitting at his desk 
called him. In a few words, he said 
that he had heard about his great dis- 
like for Christmas and that the family 
had planned to have him spend it in a 
different way. He was to go away 
from home to a lonely place by him- 
self. His father then told him that 
they had made preparations for him to 
spend his Christmas in a hunter's cab- 
bin about ten miles from town in a 
wood. They had made provisions so 
that he would have everything he 
needed for the next ten days. As it 
was away from civilization he assured 
Charlie that he need have no fear that 
anybody would come to visit him or 
talk about Christmas. 

This was a rather bitter pill for 
Charlie w^hen he found his father was 
really in earnest. But ne would not 
give in so that afternoon he went to 
the cabin. His father had provided 
books, magazines and other things for 
amusement so Charlie would have a 
jolly good time. But before the first 
day was over he felt lonely, and won- 
dered many ;times what the people 
were doing at home. Minutes drag- 
ged like hours at times. So it went 
till the day before Christmas when 
fhis solitude became very great for 



Putting on his hat and coat he de- 
cided to g"o for a walk. It was real 
cold and a light snow had fallen the 
night before. He wandered aimlessly 
ar.)und and finally got quite a distance 
from the cabin. A sound of someone 
chopping wood came to his ears. Hav- 
ing talked to no one since he came to 
the wood, he walked in the direction 
from which the sound came. Before 
long he was close to the place and to 
his surprise he found a small boy 
about eleven years old trying to cut 
down a small pine tree. 

Charlie guessed what the tree was 
for, and he was tempted to turn back 
but the boy looked so happy he de- 
cided to talk with him. He stood by 
for awhile and watched the boy till 
he had felled the tree. The boy, he 
found was not at all bashful and was 
so excited and happy that he at once 
commence to tell Charlie his story. 

"You look like a stranger around 
this place, and you don't seem at all 
excited about Christmas. My, but I 
hunted a long time this afternoon be- 
fore I found this tree. Won't Mary 
and little brother William be pleased 
when they know I have a Christmas 
tree for them. We haven't much to 
put on it, but Mary said we could tie 
some red apples on it and she had 
found some colored tissue paper to 
put on it too, so won't it be beautiful. 
IMamma told us that Christmas trees 
were nicer without many decorations. 
She has been working hard all day so 
we can have a good dinner to-morrow. 
She couldn't get to town to get us any 
presents, so she is going to give each 
one of us, Mary, William and myself 
a dime all for our own. Isn't that the 
nicest kind of a Christmas present? 

Is your mother going to give you that 
too? Mother said we oughn't to think 
so much about gifts on Christmas as 
what we can give, so we children are 
going to give Smith's half of our 
Christmas cake, because they won't 
have any. Mamma said too, we ought 
to think more of the great gift God 
gave us on Christmas Day., Why, we 
have so many things to be thankful 
for, I don't see what we would do if 
we had any more. But I must hurry 
home with my tree, or mamma will be 
wondering what happened to me." 

The boy had said all this almost in 
one breath, so that Charlie had no 
chance to put a word in edgewise. But 
he had heard enough, so politely re- 
fusing the offer of the boy to go along 
home with him, he started back to the 
cabin. One thought after another 
came crowding into his mind. What 
a contrast there was going to be be- 
tween that boy's Christmas and his 
own. One thought especially, Charlie 
could not forget. That was the 
thought of giving to others to make 
yourself happy. Was that why he 
didn't enjoy Christmas? He tried to 
recall when he had made anybody hap- 
py at Christmas. Thoughts of his pa- 
rents and sister who were always 
planning surprises for somebody else 
came to his mind, and at once the real 
joy of Christmas seemed to dawn upon 

After reaching the cabin, for the 
first time in his life he sat down and 
talked to himself, and questioned 
himself as to what kind of a boy he 
really must be. Bitter pangs of re- 
morse came into his heart, as he 
thought of the selfish life he had been 
living. There surelv must be some^ 



thing to Christmas after all or so many 
people would not be happy at this 
time, and this must be what his pa- 
rents were trying to teach him when 
they sent him out alone to spend his 
vacation. He had six more days be- 
fore his time would be up but Charlie 
then and there made up his mind he 
wouldn't stand it that long. He soon 
went to bed, but with quite a changed 
feeling in his heart. 

Next morning found him awake 
bright and early. Hastily eating a 

cold breakfast, he started to walk 
home. Ten miles seemed a short dis- 
tance to him now. He reached home 
about ten o'clock, and it is needless to 
say that the joy of his home folks was 
surely great when they heard his 
story. It was the happiest Christmas 
day Charlie ever spent, and he assured 
himself that the next Christmas day 
would mean just as much to him. 
The lesson though hard, was the best 
thing his parents could have given 

The Educational Value of Geography. 

A. C. Baugher. 

Geography is the science which 
treats of the surface of the earth. If 
we take into account also the forces 
acting on the crust or surface we shall 
at once enter into an unlimited field of 
knowledge. Then we would be oblig- 
ed to discuss geology,' astronomy, 
mineralogy, chemistry, physics, etc. 
indefinately. But we shall only dis- 
cuss briefly the educational value of 
geography in the narrow sense of the 

Geography is the door of all other 
sciences. It is the one that is near- 
est to the mind of the pupil. The 
study of this subject prepares the indi- 
vidual for the study of many later 
studies. It gives the pupil a basis for 
the studies which relate to the dis- 
tribution of plants, animals and man. 
The pupil will get a knowledge of all 
the other branches of geography. We 

shall now name them in the order of 
their "definiteness" or in other words 
their "fixedness," and what each pre- 
pares the student for ; mathematical 
geography prepares for astronomy ; 
physical geography for geology, bi- 
graphy for biology ; anthropogeogra- 
phy for, socialogy; political geography 
for, industrial and political (economy) 
.lines of life ; and commercial for eco- 

Perhaps closely allied with the 
above value,, is the utilitarian value of 
the subject of geography. This value 
is large. The usefulness of geogra- 
phy can not be easily overestimated. 
It prepares the pupil for life, the di- 
rect aim of all good education. The 
study of geography develops a psy- 
chological value which we may take 
up with the utility side of the sub- 
ject. The power of observation is 



trained in the study of geography. In 
his daily Hfe outside of school, he 
comes in direct contact with things 
that he can not escape from comparing 
them. He here perhans, unconscious- 
ly cultivates the habit of observation 
and discrimination. In getting- so 
many new and varied experiences he 
can not fail to grasp and a'pnreciate 
some. Continually he is called upon 
by his surroimdings to form conclu- 
sions, to judge, to classify, and ar- 
range facts, to generalize, to form 
mental pictures of shore lines, surface, 
etc.. to study cause and efifect, to note 
space and time, relations. All these de- 
velop the highest form of a developed 
and cultivated mind. 

The conventi'^nal value of geopra- 
phy hinges somewhat on the utilitar- 
ian phase, but in the broadest and 
highest sense of utility all other 
phases do the same. As we have said 
before, that the aim of education is 
preparation for life, therefore all val- 
ues derived from education must be 
of use toward this end. The conven- 
tional side of geography gives the pu- 
pil a general knowledge of the habit- 
at nature and industries of other peo- 
ples. He can study the relation of 
the condition of one neople to those 
of another. Under this might be 
placed the industrial and commercial 
phase of the subject. 

The subject of geography is of great 
value in the light of giving knowledge 
to the nuoil about the different races, 
their advantages and disadvantages ; 
their wants and luxuries. It enables 
the puoil (the pupil) to play the part 

of a brother (in later life) that is to 
liclp those who need his assistance. 
It helps him to sympathize with those 
of his race and even beyond racial 

The last value of the subject, which 
shall be discussed in this paper is the 
aesthetic value, "To know the world 
is to love it." It is a worthy accomp- 
lishment to be able to see the divine 
in oui- daily surroundings. Ge opraphy 
aims at this: It endeavors 'to unite 
the soul of the individual With the 
uni\'ersal. The study of it cultivates 
the power of appreciation, the power 
to see the beauty in a tree, a hill, or 
valley, or , stone. All these features 
and forms, yea, even the mental pic- 
tures are -.''things of beauty" '.hence a 
joy forever., The effect of -the geo- 
graphical factors on the aesthetic side 
of the mind in obvious, when we think 
of hovv countries like Greece^ Rome, 
United States, etc., have produced 
painters, artists, poets. To a large ex- 
tent was it due to the geographical 
factors giving them inspiration. 

Thus we see that the study geogra- 
phy has many values, preparatory 
value, preparing for life. Utilitarian 
affording opportunities for • mutual 
growth, as Avell as for the gr9wth of 
Empires like Rome and England. The 
conventional value is the expansion of 
the utilitarian. The social and the 
aesthetic prepare and aim at uniting 
the soul of the pupil with the .univer- 
sal. Or, in short, the whole subject 
endeavors to lead the pupil from in- 
dividual to the universal then back to 
the individual again. 



An Abandoned Cottage. 

Clarence Solienberger, 

As I was traveling along the foot- 
hills of the Green Mountains of Ver- 
mont, I came to a very quiet and beau- 
tiful little valley. It was covered with 
the beautiful trees and vegetation 
characteristic to that section of the 
counry. I stood there for a short time 
for I was too deeply moved to go far- 
ther. Finally, I decided to explore 
this fairylike place and as I proceed- 
ed I, too, become as silent as my sur- 

I had not gone more than about five- 
hundred feet, when I saw something- 
like an old vinecovered wall rise be- 
fore me, and as I neared the place C 
saw one of the most magnificent sights 
ever beheld by human eyes. I sto])- 
ped for I could go no farther. The 
whole place seemed to be holy, almost 
divine. The silence in the outside of 
the valley was nothing as compared to 
the breathless stillness which prevail- 
ed around the cottage. 

As I stood there, I could not help 
but feel that the place was sacred. 
The whole house was covered with 
beautiful green vines while only here 
and there a door or window was partly 
visable through the thick foliage. The 
rudelv constructed and fast decaying 
porch was beautifully decorated with 
the many vines. The old board walks 
were delapidated and grass grew up 
through the cracks and holes making 
it almost invisible. Verj^ little more 
could I tell from the outside by the 

appearance of the house except that it 
had long since been deserted. 

After I had carefully viewed the 
outside I walked silent'.y into the cot- 
tage. I walked on my tip-toes and 
held my breath for fear of breaking 
the dead silence. The interior of the 
house was far less beautiful than the 
outside. It was a one-story cottage 
containing two rooms. The plaster 
had fallen out from between the logs 
and the floor was beginning to show 
signs of rapid decay. In each room 
there was the typical colonial fireplace 
and several chunks of wood were ly- 
ing beside the hearth. The furniture 
of the one room was a rudely con- 
structed bed. while the other contained 
a table and a few benches. In the 
corner of the same room stood an old 
cupboard. With the exception of 
these few things the house was entire- 
ly bare. 

I sat down on one of the benches 
and began to think of the grandeur of 
my surroundings. It, with all its 
quaint bareness, was more beautiful 
to me than all the earthly mansions of 
the rich. At last, I rose and silently 
stole out into the quiet forests. Then 
I turned around f r one last look at 
that ancient cottage, and as I looked 
he ber^utiful words of "Home, Sweet 
Home" c^me to my mind, and I wish- 
ed that T could remain tlipre for the 
rest of my days. At last with one 
great eflFort I turned away and with 
a lumn in my thr at I smarted to re- 
turn. Rut as I walked the picture of 
that vineclad cottae'e ever moved be- 
fore my eves and I longed as never 
before tha^ someday this auaint vine- 
covered cottage in its peaceful sur- 
rounding might be mv home. 



The Submarine Menace; Its Approaching 

Philip Greenblatt: 

One of the most destructive agen- 
cies of Germany to the best progress 
of the allied cause, was its ruthless 
submarine warfare. These sea wolves 
would not only hunt for and sink al- 
lied and neutral merchantmen sailing 
in the so called barred zone, but would 
just as well launch a torpedo at an in- 
nocent and unprotected liner, carry- 
ing jovial and unaware passengers. 
The sinking of the Lusitania was caus- 
ed by one of these dreaded subma- 
rines. Germany has not paid for this 
cowardly deed yet. 

When United States entered this 
great war, the only immediate aid 
which it could give to the struggling 
allies on the other side, was food and 
other much needed supplies. M'any 
ships of the English merchant marine 
w^ere sent over to carry these supplies 
back to their country. But how many 
of them had the good chance of evad- 
ing the prowling enemy submarines, 
and execute their mission safely. As 
soon as they entered the barred zone 
with their valuable supplies of food 
and amunition they were as helpless 
against a submarine attack as a rat in 
the vicinity of a loaded trap. Dur- 
ing this period, headlines like "Sixteen 
British Merchantmen Sunk" or "One 
American Freighter Sent to the Bot- 
tom" were in the papers every day. 
At the end of each week a tabulated 
report of the total tonnage and aver- 

. age day tonnage of merchant shipS 
sunk by German submarines for that 
week, would appear in the papers. 
Thousands of tons of shipping and 
millions of dollars of cargoes found 
consignment at the bottom of the sea. 
"The submarine menace must be stop- 
ped," was the daily cry of the allied 
cause. Thousands of suggestions and 
inventions to this end were handed to 
the government. But to "no avail — 
they were of no advantage in case of 
torpedo attacks ; and if some invent- 
ions were of the slightest use, their 
cost and installment amountea to mil- 
lions of dollars. At the same time the 
tonnage of ships being ttorpedoed was 
mcreasing. It was then suggested 
that guns with a crew of expert gun- 
ners should be stationed on each mer- 
chant ship carrying supplies between 
America and the other allies. This 
vas subsequently done, and afforded 
some protection, but very little indeed. 
How many enemy submarines were 
rlestroyed or driven away by the gun 
crews of these ships? Very few. 
Since the allied nations in Europe had 
to absolutely deoend upon us for sup- 
plies, so the only way in which we 
could possibly withstand the subma- 
rine menace, and supply these nations 
was to build two ships for everyone 
the enemy sunk, in other words, send- 
ing out more ships than it was pos- 
sible for the enemy to look alter 



This was. of course, no clever way to 
ovitwit the lurking- submarines; but 
the only possible way under the cir- 

So the ship yards were busy, and 
new ships were being- launched every- 
day. Destroyers did their share in 
convoying to more valuable carg-o car- 
rying ships. Merchantship gun crews 
had their eyes open. The number of 
ships torpedoed were beginning to de- 
crease in number slightly, which was 
somewhat encouraging. Biit , one 
great fact faced the allies — that Ger- 
many would under no circumstances 
Q;We up her submarine warfare ; that 
unless this menace was completely 
done away with, it would tak" many 
years and cost the allies millions and 
millions of dollars for lost corgoes, 
till the war would be successfully won. 

The only possible and efifective 
way of completely outwitting the sub- 
marine menace is to build a ship which 
will with-tand the result of a torpedo 
coniino^ in contct wi'^h it — a ship 
which would be unsinkable in a tor- 
pedo attack. Could the skill of ma- 
rine engineerino- conceive such a ship? 
Yes. as i-"^ always the case, ''necessity 
is the mother of invention." The 
p-re?t marine engineer'^ be-^an to think 
hard : exp'^riments ?nd tests were per- 
formed. We know the result — manv 
different nrodncts of invention are be- 
ing tested and considered. The con- 
crete shin seems to be very oractical. 
and is s^^anding the test very well. 

The newest type of the "con-torpe- 

do" ships which may completely nul- 
lify the submarine menace^ has been 
perfected and is to be built in this 
c:>untry for the French Government. 
.The non-sinkability is obtained by the 
tise of two immense steel cy'inders 
running the length bf the ship, one on 
each side. These cylinders are divid- 
ed traiis\'ersely into airtight compart- 
ments. As S' on as the cargo is car- 
ried into tiles'^ two great cylinders, 
the hatches of these air tiglit compart- 
ments Aill he securely fastened and 
the ship will be ready to def}- the sub- 
marine. If a torpedo would strike 
this ship, only one of the airtight com- 
'jartments would be flooded. Even if 
four or five torpedos struck the ship, 
there would be no danger of the ship 

When the shin is loaded, it will be 
with its deck barely above the vvater 
line. The shio will have no smoke 
stacks, spars or deck cabins. It will 
be of extremely low visibilit}^ when 
in the water. 

The vessel will be equin^ed with 
Dresel oil burnino- engine's. It will 
not be necessary for anyone to appear 
on deck while at sea. The engines 
and boilers will be nrotected on each 
side bv the insferi^us airtight compart- 
ments. If this type of ship will suc- 
cessfully stand the test, its pattern 
will be adopted by all the allied na- 
tions. The submarine menace will be 
conquered. The war will come to a 
speedy and successful ending. 


The Inter-Allied War Council. 


Charles C. Young. 

Tlie War Council might have been 
in operation at a much earlier date if 
the allies had been more alert and 
watchful. But the allies failed to 
realize tliat much oi their failure on 
the battlefields and in the conserva- 
tion of their resources was due large- 
ly to a lack of unity and co-operation 
with each other. 

The arguments 5n favor of the War 
Council are numerous. Each one of 
the allied countries is fighting for the 
same purpose in this war. That pur- 
pose is to break the arrogant and ma- 
lignant power of the German militar- 
istic ideals. If we, the allies, want to 
attain unto our purpose we must 
work in unity. We must strike to* 
gether or we will be struck down sep- 
arately. America ^vants united action 
because American business and Ameri- 
can industry knows the danger and 
the wastefulness of divided action for 
a sinsfle end. Victory and the salva- 
tion of humanitv and the world de- 
nends \-erv largelv upon the united 
forces and our'^ose of the allies. As a 
result of this need we have the Tnter- 
Allied AA^ar Council. 

The arguments against the estab- 
lishment of the War Council are few. 
^fr. Asciuith who was oremier of Eng- 
land at the bep-inning of the great war 
thought it impossible to set up any 

organization to override the authority 
of the individual governments , and 
dreaded the possibel conflict of opin- 
ion between the advisory War Coun- 
cil and the commanders in the field. 

I'he Supreme War Council consists 
of the Prime Minister and another 
member of the government of each of 
the great powers whose armies are 
represented on the western front; but 
it may later be extended to other war 
zones and other belligerent nations. 

The purpose of the Supreme War 
Council is to superintend the military 
onerations on the western front. It is 
h«:t\vever only advisory. 

The War Council will be a perman- 
ent bodv with conferences at least 
on'ce a month, and it will usually meet 
at Versailles; not far from Paris. 
Lord Northcliflfe credited the idea of 
the War Council to Secretary McAdoo 
of the Treasury Deoartment. Lord 
Kitchener of England was however 
one of the first to see the need of a 
permanent War Council but his death 
prevented him from creating more 
sentiment in favor of one. But as the 
need became plainer, others also be- 
gan to se it. The result was that the 
allies decided that an Inter-Allied 
War Council was absolutely neces- 
sary to bring this great war to a suc- 
c??sful end. 




HELEN GRACE OELLIG '17, Editor-in-Chief 

School Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 i 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. . . \ 

John F. Graham '17 Alunani Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

Orlean Wolgemuth Homerain Notes 

A. C. Baugher '17 Exchanges 

Bard E. Kre^der '18 Atliletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

Our College Times Is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societies of Eiizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
files, and arrears charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at expira- 

Report any change of address to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Eiizabethtown Postoffice. 

We wish for all our readers every- 
where a happy and prosperous New 

"These are the gifts we would wish 

Borne upon swift wings of love ; 
Courage and patience and purpose. 

Steadfast as planets above; 
Work for the long hours of waiting, 

Peace in the intervals' rest, 
Joy in each morning's awaking, 

Gladness when gladness is best.'* 



Elizabethtown College Bible lustitute. 

The eigh'eeith annual Bible Insti- 
tute ( f Elizabethtown College opens 
on January 11, iyi8 and continues to 
January 18 inclusixe. 

The program to be offered this year 
will be similar in many respects to that 
oft'ered last year, a nvunber of the 
teachers being the same. 

All ministers of the Gospel, Suiiday 
School workers, and any one else in- 
terested in a better preparation for 
Christian service is cordially invited 
to attend all or most of the sessions. 

Preaching Program 
Jan. II — "The Relation of the Citizen 

of Heaven to the Governments of 

this world." W. K. Conner 

Jan. i2-"The Good Old Way," 

R. P. Bucher 

Jan. 13 — 

10:30 a. m S. H. Hertzler 

2 p. m. — Program by Temperance 

7:30 p. m. — "Stewardship." 

H. K. Ober 
Jan. 14 — "Walking Worthily." 

W. S. Long 
Jan. 15— "Recovering Lost Power." 

W. S. ivong 

Jan. 16 — F. S. Carper 

Jan. 17 — "Church Government." 

C. L. Baker 

The preaching services will begin 

■each evening at 7:15 and will be 

preceded by a song service led by Mrs. 

H. A. Via. 

Teaching Program 
Friday, January 11, igi8 
9 :oo — Chaoel Exercises. 

9:20— "Beulah Land" 

R. W. Schlosser 

10:00 — "Teachin.; Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 

10:40 — "Parcdile-." D. C. Reber 

I :oo— "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. W. Schlosser 

1 :40 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 
2:20 — "Parable-." D. C. Reiser 

SatuT-day, Jrnuary 12, rgi?. 

9:00 — Chapel Exerci es. 

c) :20 — "Christian Educi'ion." 

R. W. Schlosser 

10:00 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 

10:40— "Earthlv Possessions" Matt. 

VI :i9-34 . . .' J. G. Meyer 

2 :oo— "Educational Program" 

H. K. Ober, Chairman 



Address— "Waste in Education." 

J. G. Meyer 


Address— "The How and Why of 

Life," . . Dr. H. Franklin Schleg- 

el. of Lancaster, Pa. 

Monday, January 14, 191 8 

9 :oo — Chapel Exercises. 
9.20— "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. W. Schlosser 

10:00— "The Sunday School Teacher 
in Action" H. K. Ober 

10:40 — "The Kingdom of Heaven." 

W. S. Long 

1 :40 — ^"Seven Golden Candlesticks." 

W. S. Long 

2 :20 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 

3 :oo— "The Pupil." .... H. K. Ober 



Tuesday, January 15, 1918 

9:00 — Chapel Exercises. 

9.20 — "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. W. Schlosser 
10:00 — "The Seed of the Kingdom." 

W, S. Long 
10:40 — "Every Day Life in India." 

Ida Shumaker 

1 :40— "Lost Love and Signal Stiff er- 

ering." W. S. Long 

2 :20 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 

3 :oo — "The Missionary At Work." 

Ida Shumaker 

Wednesday, January 16, igi8. 

9 :oo — Chapel Exercises. 

9.20 — "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. W. Schlosser 

10:00 — "Destructive Forces and Pre- 
sent Perils." W. S. Long 

10:40 — "Our India Field and Its 
Great Opportunities." Ida Shumaker 
1 :40 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 
2:20 — "Steps Unto Apostasy." 

W. S. Long 
3:00 — "Education in India." 

Ida Shumaker 

Thursday, January 17, igi8, 
9:00 — Chapel Exercises. 
9.20 — "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. ^^^ Schlosser 
10:00 — "Prevailing Power for Christ's 

Kingdom." W. S. Long 

10:40 — "Our Boarding Schools." 

Ida Shumaker 
1 :4o — "Teaching Thru The Eve." 

W. K. Conner 
2:20— "Christ's Call to Faithful Fol- 
lowers." W. S. Long 

3 :oo — "The Open Doors of Service." 
Ida Shumaker 

Friday, January 18, 1918. 

9:00 — Chapel Exercises. 

9.20 — "The Faithful Sayings." 

R. \\'. Schlosser 
10:00 — "The Climax and Challenge of 

Present Age." W. S. Long 

10:40 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 
I :oo— "Parables." D. C. Reber 

1 :40— "The Church in the Last 
Days" W. S. Long 

2 :20 — "Teaching Thru The Eye." 

W. K. Conner 

Expenses and Accommodations. 

Those desiring to secure lodging at 
the College should apply at once, as 
the room is very limited. The man- 
agement will, however, secure lodging 
in town if any desire it, but applica- 
tion for this should be made before 
the institute opens. Those lodging in 
town may take their dinner and sup- 
per at the college. 

A charge of $6.00 is made to cover 
boarding and lodging at the college 
buildings for the full time of eight 
days. The expenses for one day at 
the college are $.90. Single meals at 
the college dining room cost $.25. 
Lodging per single night $.15. As no 
charge is made for tuition, a liberal 
contribution to meet the expenses of 
the teachers from a distance is re- 
quested of all who attend. 

Persons coming by train should 
take the hack to convey them from 
the deoot to the college. Elders of 
churches and others desiring to ob- 
tain additional copies of this bulletin 
to distribute among persons interest- 
ed will be supplied for the asking.. 
Any further information will be giv- 
en cheerfully upon application to the 
President of the college. 



u:'oP 1 

The winter term opened December 
3 with an unusual increase in enroll- 
ment. The dormitories of both halls 
are pretty well filled at present. The 
enrollment so far is about one hund- 
red twenty- two. 

Miss Shenk enjoyed a visit from her 
parents, Sunday, November 25. 

Those who stayed on College Hill 
between terms report having a very 
good time. We wonder why. 

Mr. Beetem, a former student, visit- 
ed on College Hill for several days 
taking in the lecture. 

Wanted — A new Avhistle for Mr. 
Isaac Taylor. 

The Music Department rendered a 
program in the Chapel, December 19, 
at 8 o'clock. 

Miss Vera Laughlin and Mr. Wing- 
er were called home on account of the 
death of their uncle. We wish to ex- 
tend to them our sympathy. 

The first lecture of the season 
"Brains and the Bible" by Dr. Sea- 

sholes was a decided success. Don't 
miss any of the following numbers. 
They will be just as good. 

Many of the students were badly 
disappointed when the plumbers suc- 
ceeded in repairing the boiler. They 
were happilly contemplating an extra 
week of vacation before Christmas. 
However, since it is repaired every- 
one seems to be able to go on as usual. 

On account of his late arrival at 
home at the end of the fall term, Mr. 
Henry Wenger was obliged to stay 
at home the first week of the winter 
term to help on the farm.. 

IMr. John Graham reports the Cum- 
berland A^alley to be as fine as ever. 

We are experiencing our first real 
touch of winter. The common talk 
is sledding and skating. 

Miss Meyer gave a helpful talk in 
Chapel on December 18 on "Good 
]\Ianners," Lots of room for improve- 
ment boys ! Get busy. 

Wanted — Someone to help Miss 
Hulda Holsinger out of the Sled. 



A number of students took advant- 
age of the winter weather by sledding" 
to Xewville Sunday afternoon, De- 
cember i6. 

Student — "I'll bet you saw stars 
when you bumped your head, profes- 

Professor — "Xo. I didn't look." 
The Temperance League met and 

elected the following officers for this 

term: President. Levi Zeigler; A'ice 

President. John Sherman ; Secretary. 

Supera Martz. 

What are you doing for nation-wide 

])roliibiti m? It has a fine start. 

Much remains to be done. Help it 

along by doing your bit. 

Miss Spidel "Well. I'll take it for 


]\Ir. Smith — "Who did you say you 
would take f3r Grant?" 

A\'inter! It has brought wih it con- 
siderable amount of snow and cold 
weather. Although very often a 
source of pleasure, it was quite a ca- 
lamity to the students on the "Hill" 
when on Wednesday. December 12. 
the water in the pipes froze and caus- 
ed the pipes to burst. Thus we were 
left without heat the remainder of the 
day until the next morning. It was a 
welcome sound to hear the radiators 
hiss in the morning and to go to th 
dining-room for breakfast without 
shivering. However such occurreces 
put "spice" into College life and give 
us something to talk about. 

The music students of the college 
gave their annual Xmas reci^^al \\'ed- 
nesday evening, December 19, in the 
Chapel. The program consisted of 
piano and vocal solos ; an Instrumental 

trio and several chorus numbers. The 
program as a whole was a success . 

Question : Which is one most justi- 
fied in missing, by not attending, a 
Literary Society program which is 
rendered every Friday night or a Mu- 
sical program which is rendered an- 
nually or semi-annually? 

One evening coming up from supper 
after helping to wash dishes. Miss L. 
Moyer was heard to exclaim: "I ate 
two plates full of snow ice cream and 
the dish that was left over." Poor 
girl she must indeed have been hungry. 

Keystone Society Notes. 

Keystone Society met in public ses- 
sion December 7. The society was 
called to order by the Vice President, 
Harry H. Reber. 

The program of exercises was then 
rendered : Music, Landing of the 
Pilgrims, Male Quartette ; Recitation, 
The Troubles of a Wife, Hulda Hol- 
singer : Debate, Resolved, That the 
landing of the Pilgrims w^as a more 
memorable event than the signing of 
the Declaration of Independence. De- 
bated affirmatively by Miss Florence 
Shenk and Mr. Clarence Sollenberger, 
Xegatively by Miss Eberly and Mr. 
Jesse Miller. The judges decided in 
favor of the affirmative side. The 
closing feature of the program was a 
select reading by Esther Clopper, 

Keystone Society met in a public 
sesion in Society Hall Dec. 14. So- 
ciety was called together by the chair- 
man Carl Smith. 

The society had the pleasure of in- 
itiating nine new members. The pro- 
gram then rendered was an original 
one: Music, Vocal Solo, by R. Slam 



Zug; Monologue, "A Husband's first 
Experience in Cooking," by Miss Mary 
Francis. Original Dialogue by Isaac 
Taylor and Bard Kreider; Impromptu 
Quartette; Recitation by Ruth Sauder; 
Select Reading, by Ephraim Hertzler; 
Information Class, Carl Smith; Mu- 
sic, Piano Solo, by Miss Enterline ; 
Question Box by Mary Spidle as a 
closing feature. , 


Homerian Notes. 

The society was glad to have Mr. 
Markey come back after spending 
some time at his h ime. But recently 
he has received word that he must 
come to camp on Dec. 21. His absence 
will be felt very keenly. The society 
regrets to have him leave and wishes 
that he may soon return. 

On November 16 the society met 
in private session. Miss Helen Oel- 
lig gave an impromptu speech on 
"The Value of Impromptu Speeches." 
The current events of the week were 
given by ]\Iiss Sara Shisler. 

On November 23 the society met in 
another private session. Mr. A. C. 
Baugher gave a review of the maga- 
zine article entitled, "The Big Broth- 
er Movement in the High School." 
"What Pacifism Has Done For China" 
was read by Miss Ruth Bucher. 

The Homerians rendered a public 
program on December 14. Mr. A. C. 
Baugher sang a solo 'entitled, "My 
prayer." Miss Lore Brenisholtz recit- 
ed "The Green Mountain Justice." 
Her recitation was enjoyed by all. 
The main feature of the program was 
a debate. The question for debate 
was "Resolved, That the Conduct of 
the War Should Be Directed By a 

Supreme War Council of the Allies." 
It was discussed affirmattively by Mr. 
John Graham and negatively by Prof. 
Via. The judges decided in favor of 
the affirmative side. The next feature 
of the program was a solo by 'Mr. E. 
G. Myer "Forgotten." The speaker, 
Mr. Ezra Wenger, gave his retiring 
address, "Fretting" was the subject of 
his address. His remarks were clear 
cut and witty. His address was a 
rare treat. 


Athletic Notes. 

At last everybody is bound to make 
something out of basketball. 

Almost all of the new students have 
joined the association and there is a 
scrub game in progress during almost 
all periods for exercise. 

Hurrah ! for the Juniors ! was heard 
from many on the evening of Decem- 
ber 20th, when the Juniors met the 
Seniors and defeated the latter by the 
score of 39-30. 

The following is the line-up : 
Seniors Juniors 

Edris F Taylor 

Kreider F Brandt 

Copeland C Sollenberger 

Longenecker G H. Wenger 

E. Wenger G Miller 

Fair goals — Taylor 7, Brandt i ; Sol- 
lenberger I, Miller 7, Edris 2, Kreider 

4, Copeland 3. Longenecker 2. Foul 
goals — Taylor 7. Copeland 3, Kreider 

5. Referee, Graham. Scorer, Sher- 
man. Timekeeper. Hertzler. Time of 
halves, 20 minutes. 

The Ladies played a game on De- 
cember ,6 and by ;the looks of the 
score it must have been pretty excit- 
ing but the boys can't tell because 
they couldn't be there. With Miss 


Millere refereeing the Dohnerites met Laughlin G Eberley 

the Sauderites and defeated the latter Burkhart G Francis 

l.y the score of 26-25.. , Fair goals— Dohner 13, Sander 12; 

^ ^ ' Foul goals — Dohner, Sander i. 

Dohner F Sander . . , 

]\Tjes F Myers ^^ ^^^ expecting a good game with 

Shenk C Rittenhonse the day students in the near future. 

The c ck crows for Christmas in 
England; in Italy the bees sing; in 
the Netherlands the cattle kneel; in 
Switzerland the sheep go in proces- 
sion ; to the Indian the deer kneels ; 
in the German Alps the cattle have 
the gift of language given them on 
Christmas Eve ; in Austria candles arc 
put in the windows so that the Christ 
Child may not stumble as He goes 
through the village streets on Christ- 
mas Eve ; in Scandinavia all the shoes 
in the household are put together on 
the table, signifying that all the mem- 
bers are to live in peace and harmony 
during the coming year; a bath is al- 
so taken by every member of the 
family on the day before Christmas ; 
in Norway a sheaf of wheat is plac. 
ed on a pole in front of each house 
for the birds ; in Peru every door of 
every house is open and hospitality 
abounds to the stranger as well as to 
the friend. And so 'in every land 
is there a different legend or custom 
celebrating Christ's birthday. 

— The Ladies' Home Journal. 



Mr. Benjamin F. Waltz '10, has 
moved from Elk Lick to Garrett, Pa. 
He i.s pastor of a church in Western 
Pennsylvania. He not only spends 
his time in this work but he may be 
found conducting Bible Institutes at 
different points. We wish for him the 
best of success. 

j\Ir. J. Oram Leiter '16, is spending 
much of his time on a farm south of 
Waynesboro, Pa. 

Prof. H. K. Eby '09, is Assistant 
Principal of the Hollidaysburg schools 

Mr. Walter L. Landis '17, who was 
assistant bookkeeper to Joshua D, Re- 
ber '14, for a firm in Lititz, Pa., has 
joined the Aviation Corps and was 
sent to Texas for training on Decem- 
ber 17. 

Mr. David H. Markey '17, the first 
student of our number to be called 
had to leave school and was called into 
service on Friday, December 21. The 
student body was sorry to see him 
leave us. His cheerfulness will be 
missed on College Hill. We feel con- 
fident that he will be helpful to the 
boys in camp. 

Mr. Andrew C. Hollinger '10, an- 
nounced that his father died on De- 
cember 17. His father was over 74 
years old when he died. We as the 
Alumni express to the family our sin- 
cere sympathy in this hour of their 

Mr. Daniel Hoffman '13, is 
spending his time on the farm being 
interested in agricultural pursuits. 

One of the recent visitors on Col- 
lege Hill was Charles Abele '17, who 
is now a student at Franklin and Mar- 
shall College, Lancaster. 

Mr. Louis J. Ulrich '16, who has as- 
sisted his father in the automobile 
business in the town, enlisted in the 
Aviation Corps and is somewhere in 

Miss Ada Brandt '16, is teaching a 
school near her home several miles 
north of EHzabethtown, 

Miss Sara Moyer '13. recently un- 
derwent an operation in the Columbus 
Hospital, Chicago. We are glad to 
learn that the operation has proved 
successful and we wish for Miss Moy- 
er a speedy return to perfect health. 



-«K4Si«(i«-v J»«*»*j*i -♦«•> 'i* '"-•-•■''■*•'♦■»■'»' J* '»*'^<«»«^^ 

The "M. H. Aerolith" has a fine cov- 
er design for the month of December. 
It shows good taste. The paper is 
well balanced representing the differ- 
ent departments well we believe. A 
few good cuts would improve the gen- 
eral appearance of the paper. The one 
that the class of 192 1 gave for the 
heading of their locals is good, some 
more of this type would make your 
paper more attractive. 

The editorial "See America First" 
is interesting. Some striking facts 
are brought to our notice in it. Per- 
Iiaps we made a mistake in saying 
that it is an editorial, but then again 
we thought that it migh be what could 
be termed a "Literary Production." 
\\W\ it makes very little difference if 
we only knew what department it was 
representing. Here again we see the 
importance of cuts to portray the 
work of the several departments. 

The Hesston Academy is one of the 
papers which is spending its first year 

with us. We like this little maga- 
zine. One of its Faculty visited our 
institution last summer. Dr. White 
in his article on "Is the Christian Col- 
lege Needed" points out some impres- 
sive truths. We shall repeat the fol- 
lowing : "The task of education is tre- 
mendous. In the native population, 
great areas of illiteracy remain un- 
touched. Above the level of the com- 
mon school the vast majority of men 
and women never darken college 
doors. By immigration the problem 
is vastly burdened and perplexed. In 
this situation the Christian college is 
needed to provide the inadequate op- 
portunity for higher educaion upon 
the country is dependent." 

The introduction of the Seniors is 
an interesting and spicy feature of the 
Juniata Echo for the November issue. 

"Our Hope", a decidedh- religious 
paper has found its way to our Ex- 
change table. It is a fine paper. 
Read it and sfrow. 

ffiur OInUbg? ®tm?fi 

VOIy. XV. Elizabethtown, Pa., February, 1918 No. 5 

Your Flag And My Flag. 

Your flag and my flag. 

And how it flies to-day 
In your land and my land. 

And half a world away ! 
Rose-red and blood-red 

The stars forever gleam ; ; 
Snow-white and soul-white 

The good forefather's dream ; 
Shy-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright — 
The gloried guidon of the day. a shelter thru the night. 

"Sour flag and my flag! 

T o every star and stripe 
The drums beat as hearts beat 

And fifers shrilly pipe! 
Your flag and my flag — 

A blessing in the sky ; 
Your hope and my hope — 

It never hid a lie ! 
Home-land and far-land and half the world around, 
Old glory hears our glad salute and ripples to the sound!! 

Your flag and my flag! , 

And, oh. how much it holds — 
Your land and my land — 

Secure within its folds ! 
Your heart and my heart 

Beat quickest at the sight ; 
Sun-kissed and wind-tossed — 

Red and blue and white. 
The one flag — the great flag — the flag for me and you, 
Glorified all else beside — the red and white and blue- 

— Wilbur D. Nesbit. 


What The World Owes To Arabia. 

John R. Sherman. 

At the beginning- of the seventh 
century Arabia had been revohitioniz- 
ed by the teaching of Alohammed. They 
took up Greek science with very great 
zeal and added to it whatever results 
they could find. Their work was not 
based on scientific discoveries. They 
collected and recorded many facts. 
They discovered new methods and im- 
proved tools. While Greece was in 
its darkest age Arabia cherished its 
forgotten science. 

Agriculture was not dispised as 
among the feudal nobles of Europe. Ir- 
rigation was extensively practiced and 
treegrafting became a science. The 
Arabs introduced into Europe new 
plants such as rice, sugarcane, hemp, 
artichokes, asparagus, the mulberry, 
orange, lemon and apricot. 

They manufactured sugar sirup, 
perfume, and paper which without the 
press would have become valueless. 
They repeated the feat of the Alexan- 
drian geographers in the measurement 
of a degree on a meridian and thus 
determined the size of the earth. They 
applied the pendulum to the measure- 
ment of time and catalogued the stars. 

x^rabia ruled the Mediterranean, the 
Indian Ocean and the Caspian Sea. 
They had caravan routes from oasis 
to oasis to the heart of Africa. The 
magnetic needle was know^n by the 
Arabs long before it was introduced in 

the form of a compass in Europe. Com- 
merce was widely followed and no one 
looked down upon it as an occupation. 

In literature and science the Arabs 
attained a high degree of develop- 
ment. They had established a Uni- 
versity of Cairo which at one time 
had 12,000 students. In Spain was a 
librar}' with 400,000 volumes. The 
Arabian philosophers were well vers- 
ed in the writing of Aristotle whose 
works are read in Arabic translations. 
In mathematics the Arabic scholars led 
the w'orld. Algebra was practically 
their creation though the elements 
were derived from the Greeks and 
Hindus. The Arabic system of nota- 
tion was introduced w'hich displa3-ed 
the Roman numeral. The chief novel- 
ties of the new system were the use 
of the cipher and the idea of value of 
position. In optics and astronomy 
the Arabs made considerable advance. 
In Chemistry many of our common 
terms are of Arabic derivation. 

In medicine the Arabs were skilled. 
Pharmacy was practically created by 
them and many of their preparations 
are still in use. About the eleventh 
century the religious and political uni- 
ty was broken. The real Arabic pow- 
er was taken from their hands by the 
Turks who did not care for Arabic 
art and learning. 


How The Roman Empire Prepared The Way For 
The Coming of Christianity 

Katharyne Leiter 'i8 

It was during the early empire that 
Christianity first made its appearance 
in the world. It was under the first 
emperor Augustus, that Jesus was 
horn in Hethlehem, a small town in 
Judea, and spent his early life in Naz- 
areth, a town in Galilee. It was un- 
der the second emperor Tiberius, that 
Christ was crucified at Jerusalem, at 
the hands of Pontius Pilate, the gov- 
ernor of Judea. 

There were man}- things in the Ro- 
man Empire at this time which seem- 
ed to pave the way for the coming of 
Christianity. In the first place there 
was the world wide dominion of the 
empire itself. The empire now took 
in practically the whole civilized world 
It extended from the Rhine and Dan- 
ube rivers on the north to the cata- 
racts of the Nile and the African 
desert on the south, from the Atlantic 
Ocean on the west to the Euphrates 
river on the east. The bringing to- 
gether of such a large part of the hu- 
man race into one single nation, bound 
together by a feeling of loyalty, and 
breaking down local prejudices, would 
pave the way for a religion which pro- 
fessed to be universal and intended 
for all mankind. In the next place, 
the world was now at peace. The wars 
that had been waged for one hundred 
years were now enjoying a reign of 
peace. The wars that had disturbed 

the republic for one hundred years 
were now practically over. Men were 
reconciled to one another and seemed 
ready to accept the doctrine of uni- 
versal brotherhood. Again, the Ro- 
man law tended to unify the empire. 
All men were beginning to be govern- 
ed by common principles of justice, 
and to recognize a common law of 
righteousness laid down by the Found- 
er of Christianity. Again, the empire 
had easy means of communications 
for travel. The Roman roads connect- 
ed all the various provinces with one 
another. Over these roads the early 
missionaries traveled carrying 'the 
new doctrine into every part of the 
Roman world. Moreover, the old pa- 
gan religion was dying out. Men 
were losing faith in the old gods of 
Greece and Rome ; and the corrupt re- 
ligions that were coming in from the 
Orient were despised by many as hav- 
ing a pernicious influence upon the 
life of the people. Nearly all intelli- 
gent persons of the upper classes were 
seeking for a refuge in some kind of 
philosophy which was more inspiring 
and uplifting than the pagan religion, 
and the lower classes were longing for 
a religion that could give them some 
consolation in the present life and 
some hope for the life to come. 

The other oriental faiths, in spite of 
their attractiveness could not oflfer to 



their followers the consolation and 
fellowship of a life so exalted and 
beautiful, so full of brotherly appeal 
and human sympathy as that of the 
New Hebrew Teacher. In the hearts 
of the toiling' millions of the Roman 
Empire his simple summons, "Come 
unto me all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden," proved a mightier power 
than all the edicts of the Roman Em- 
perors. The slave and freedman, the 
artisan and craftsman, the humble and 
the despised in the huge barracks 
which sheltered the poor in Rome, 
listened to this new "myster}-"' from 
the East, as they thought it to be, and 
as time passed, multitudes responded 
and found joy in the hopes which it 
awakened. In the second century of 
peace it was rapidly outstripping the 
other religions of Rome. 

Another fact which advanced 
Christianity and made the Romans 
honor the people who were followers 
of the lowly Nazarene was the precau- 
tions which were inflicted upon them 
and their manner of taking them. 
Nero in order to get rid of a report 
against him fastened the grilt and in- 
flicted the most exquisite tortures up- 
on the Christians as they were called. 
Christ, from whom the name had it's 
origin suffered the extreme penalty 
during the reign of Tiberius, as was 
stated before, and a most mischiev- 
ous superstition thus checked for the 
moment again broke out not only in 
Judea but even in Rome. According- 

ly, an arrest was first made of all who 
pleaded guilty, then, upon their in- 
formation, an immense multitude was 
convicted, not so much for the crime, 
as for the hatred against mankind. 
Mockery of every sort was added to 
their deaths. Covered with the skins 
of beasts, they were torn by dogs and 
perished or were nailed to crosses or 
were doomed to the flames and burnt, 
to serve as a mighty illumination 
when daylight had fled. 

Nero offered his gardens for the 
spectacle, and was exhibiting a show 
in the circus, while he mingled with 
the people in the dress of a chariotteer 
or stood aloft on a car. Hence evei 
for these Christians who were not 
very well thought of at the time there 
arose a feeling of compassion, for it 
was not as it seemed for the public 
good as Nero tried to put it but to 
glut one man's cruelty, that they were 
being destroyed, so we may see that 
even these horrible persecutions were 
a means toward the end of bringing 
the people to the true religion. 

And so well did they bear the perse- 
cutions and love their religion land 
spread it that in a very few years all 
Rome was converted and even the rul- 
ers were believers in it, so that be- 
cause Rome was the great world con- 
quering power of the day, Christian- 
itv spread over every province, th.-y 
conquered until it eventually became 
the religion of the world. 



How Rome Became a Great Church Center. 

Ruth Reber. 

After Constantine called the first 
church council, he became known in 
the East as an Apostle. 

The ^^'estern emperors left the af- 
fairs of church to be decided by tthe 
church at their Jfrequent councils, 
while the Eastern emperors sometimes 
interfered in strifes between religious 
parties and generally failed to control 
them. Thus the Bishop of Rome in- 
creased in power. 

As political power in Rome fell, re- 
ligious power became more prominent. 
The Pope and the church gradually 
became stronger. The empire was de- 
clining, the political, moral and physi- 
cal side of the Roman was becoming 
w^eaker and they were in a condition 
to receive Christianity. Matters were 
becoming too complicated for the Ro- 
man in the condition that he was, and 
the fusion of the Romans and Germans 
gave l)oth the needed qualities. So as 
Rome fell as a political center she rose 
as a religious center. The Pope gain- 
ing power continually. 

The difference between the civiliza- 
tion of the East and West was very 
marked and it had a great influence 
upon Christianity. In the East there 
was the free speech and that charac- 
teristic of the Greek, while Western 
theology was more profound and felt 
the influence of Roman law. 

The doctrine of the West was not 
as subtle as that of the East, but more 
systematic and simple. They taught 

that God had guided and aided the 
growth of the Roman empire to pre- 
pare it for Christianity, and on this 
political basis should be founded a 
spiritual empire that would embrace 
the whole world. 

In Matt. i6.:i8,i9, Christ addressed 
Peter thus : "And I say also unto thee, 
that thou art Peter, and upon this rock 
I will build my church ; and the gates 
of hell shall not prevail against it. 
And I will give unto thee the keys of 
the kingdom of heaven ; and whatso- 
ever thou shalt bind on earth shall be 
bound in heaven ; and whatsoever thou 
shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in 
heaven." This seemed quite fitting to 
them that Rome should be the center 
of this christian empire (i) because it 
had for so long been the political cen- 
ter of the world. (2) because of the 
origin of the christian church in that 
city, (3) the general dissilution of the 
West, which left the people without 
governments competent to protect 
them, (4) because of its activity in 
sending out missionaries to convert 
pagans and heretics, and its willing- 
ness to accept the latter on recanting 
their errors (5) because of the ability 
and wisdom of several of the previous 

Valentinian III in 445 issued a de- 
cree that all the churches and govern- 
ors should recognise as supreme the 
authority of Rome, and if they they 
did not do so could be forced by the 



he name pope comes from the Latin 
papa, father. It was quite natural for 
the people to address their bishops 
and priests by this term and it was 
a name given to all bishops and priests 
but not until Gregory VII demanded 
it, was the term used only for the 
Bishop at Rome. 

When Odoacer put an end to the 
Western emperors, and the Lombards 
and East Goths came into Italy, 
the people of Italy naturally turned to 
the Pope at Rome as their leader and 

From the time of the council at 
Chalcedon there was a gradual sepa- 
rating of the Eastern and Western 
churches. In the eighth century there 
broke out a war known as the "War 
of the Iconoclasts." It was a dispute 
concerning the abolishing of images 
from the churches. The emperor af- 
ter having cleared the Eastern church- 
es of the symbols resolved to do the 

same with the West. The Pope how- 
ever opposed this movement and by 
the ban of excommunication cut off 
from the communication of the true 
catholic church, the East. Though 
paintings and mosaics only were per- 
manently brot into the church there 
were other happenings that put a between the church of the 
East and that of the West, and the 
separation was final. 

The missions of Rome had a great 
influence in increasing her power. 
When Roman missionaries were sent 
to the Angles and Saxons, the kind- 
ness and piousness of the missionaries 
won the hearts of the people and they 
became very loyal to the church at 
Rome. And when the Saxons in turn 
became missionaries to their pagan 
kinsmen on the continent they con- 
verted them, and their simple hearts 
were taken with this new religion and 
Rome as a church centre was strength- 



Education And The Home. 

Sara C. Shisler. 

The home is a social institution 
which had its beginning centuries ago. 
It has only been through hundreds of 
years of effort and co-operation that 
the home has advanced from a mere 
germ to a great institution so close to 
men and women's hearts. But our 
modern home is being attacked by 
enemies from within and from with- 
out, and unless the sociologist and 
educator study both the forces that 
shaped this great institution and those 
that are influencing it to-day, and then 
apply remedies effectively, society will 
decay and our civilization will be a 
failure. The foundation of society 
must be secure in order to make pro- 

The family jlias passed througii 
many stages since its origin in primi- 
tive society where woman was a slave 
being bought and sold as any material 
thing. Marriage and the home were 
unknown then. Yet there was some 
form of co-operation necessary in car- 
ing for the children and providing 
food, and from that necessity of co- 
operation we can trace the primitive 
home which was merely an abiding 
place for parents and children. 

Through all the different stages of 
civilization we find that progress was 
made only as fast as woman advanced. 
Each step in progress has given her 
more freedom and each one gives 
home more influence and sanctity. 
For a long time homes were instituted 

because of political reasons, and for 
a much longer time because of eco- 
nomic reasons. But with Christianit}^ 
came a new standard of living and by 
this standard woman was exalted to 
man's equality, and then love became 
the incentive for marriage and the rul- 
ing influence of the home. 

The emancipation of woman has 
been gradually progressing until she 
now has the same means of develop- 
ment as man. Surely the home should 
be higher, purer, and more sacred 
than ever before, because it is a place 
established through love for co-opera- 
tion and service. However, in trac- 
ing the development of a 'home to 
higher stages we also see many evil 
influences tending to corrupt the 
home. And to-day those corrupt in- 
fluences are probably more powerful 
th?n ever before, for a large percent- 
age of our homes to-day are unstable. 

One '-^f the great things to under- 
mine the solidarity of the home is 
modern industry. Several centuries 
ago woman's place was in the home. 
She attended to all the household du- 
ties, trained the children, and devoted 
most of her time to her home. With 
the revolution of industry and wo- 
man's greater freedom, she has enter- 
ed the industrial world and now many 
women because of poverty leave their 
homes to work in the factory. The 
children are left to care for themselv- 
es and put to work too as soon as they 



are able. Other causes take other 
women out of the home and as a re- 
sult home becomes the place where 
they eat and sleep, and the purpose for 
which the home has been instituted is 

it has been discovered that the birth 
rate in the United States is on the de- 
cline. This condition is attributed to 
volitional limitation of the family. 
Two of the main reasons for this, are 
industry which takes woman from the 

Another demoralizing or actual de- home, and the many social functions 

stroyer of the home is the influence of which make people selfish and unwil- 

the slums and othe congested districts ling to sacrifice to have children. Sta- 

where people congregate, being fore- tistics also show that the poor people 

ed by poverty. Thousands of families who do not have the means to rear 

are crowded into such districts with children and to give them the rights 

only an existence. Ambition, sanita- every child should ha\e. have much 

tion, ideals, and usually love, are lack- 
ing and they are the sources of the 
worst crimes and greatest vices. They 
are a great sore in all of our large 
cities and indeed a great menace to so- 

larger families than people with 
wealth have. Thus we see that the 
former class of citizens in on the in- 
crease, and the latter on the decrease. 
However, of all the enemies of the 
home, the most appalling one is the 

Since practically all positions are divorce problem. Of all the coun- 
open to women, and since thousands tries in the world the United States 
are filling positions, they are said to ranks second. She grants three times 
be economically independent. Many as many divorces as France, five times 
of those w^omen get married and are as many as Germany, and ten times as 
unable to live on the husband's in- many as Norway and Sweden, and 
come, or perhaps are not granted an thirty times as many as Great Britain 
allowance that is large enough, and and Ireland. One marriage out of ey- 
as a result they long for their form- ery twelve in the Cnited States ends 
er career and again step into public in divorce. It is also fast increasing. 
life. The home is then either broken It is said to increase three times as 
up or left in the care of strangers. fast as the population. This is due 

Another evil force in our modern both to economic and social causes, 
homes is desertion. The great rest- As woman became more free she re- 
lessness of American life, together volted against conditions to which she 
with the apparent weakening of the was formerly bound. Then, too, 
husband's sense of responsibility in formerly couples were restrained from 
the home is the greatest reason, divorce because of the industrial de- 
There are so many outside influences |)endence one upon the other, but now 
to draw him from the home. The division of labor has lessened this and 
natural result of soending leisure at restraint is less efifective. Figures al- 
clubs, theatres, etc., is a loosening of so show that one-half of all divorces 
the home ties, and then desertion often granted are granted before the end of 
follows for just a slight cause. the fifth year. The causes most fre- 

According to careful investigation quently given are adultery, desertion. 



cruelty and drunkenness. By this we 
notice a g'reat loosening of the mar- 
riage bond which if allowed to contin- 
ue will bring much greater ruin to 
home and society. 

By seeing all thes forces undermin- 
ing the stability of the home, we 
know that there must be one main 
underlying cause. It is this: Most 
of the young men and women enter 
married life ignorant of the meaning 
of marriage. In many instances no 
instruction has been given on the facts 
of sex life and sex relations. They 
probably have received their informa- 
tion about the most sacred functions, 
from evil sources and then the home 
from the beginning has no sanctity for 
them. They understand nothing of 
the meaning of parenthood, they have 
no insight into the spiritual nature of 
true marriage, and they are not aware 
of the many delicate adjustments nec- 
essary to blend two personalities ef- 
fectively. Consequently disharmony 

Besides, the girl of to-day is not 
taught how to be a real home maker 
and she goes into her newly establish- 
ed home unprepared to fill the place. 
At the same time the boy of to-day is 
not receiving the necessary training 
he needs in order to do his part in ef- 
ficient home building. We need edu- 
cation in home making just as neces- 
sarily as we need it in every other 
phase of life. Therefore we must pre- 
pare our youths for marriage just as 
well as for any other sphere. 

There are many more evils of the 
home which are proving very disast- 
rous. Some of them are : the social 
vice, demoralizing amusements, and 
trash literature. But we have discus- 

sed enough of them to show the situa- 
tion and also the need of reform. This 
cannot be brought about at once for 
some of these influences have had gen- 
erations of growth. However, there 
are means of reform that will prove 
effective, some very soon and others 
more gradually but which will at last 

One way by which reform can be 
brought about is by legislation. Li- 
quor must be prohibited. Strong laws 
must be passed against the social vice. 
Again laws requiring sanitary and 
favorable surroundings for every fami- 
ly, would most certainly have an up- 
lifting influence in the millions living 
in unsanitary, crowded places unfit to 
be called homes. Also laws prohibit- 
ing child labor and those prohibiting 
the overwork of women in factories 
will help to make conditions better. 

Again more stringent and uniform 
. marriage laws as well as more strin- 
gent and uniform divorce laws, are 
necessary too, before legislation has 
done its part. But legislation can on- 
ly force reform at the most. Educa- 
tion is the only solution to the uplift 
of the American home. This educa- 
tion must come through the church, 
home, and school. Until every boy 
and girl are taught the sanctity and 
purity of family life, and until right 
ideals of home life are taught, the 
home Avill degenerate. However, this 
needed education must begin by pre- 
paration for home duties. 

Several generations ago the girl liv- 
ed in the home with her mother and 
was taught all the household arts. 
When she entered her own home she 
was able to fill her place and make it 
a real home. 



At the same time the boy worked 
with his father and was prepared for 
his own home by his father. He not 
only learned how to provide, but also 
to some extent proper relations in the 

However, modern economics and so" 
cial conditions seriously interfere, and 
parents no longer prepare their child- 
ren for home making. 

Therefore the school must take up 
the work and prepare future home 
makers for their Avork. Domestic 
Science is the solution to the training 
of efficient cooks, and we need an efifi- 
cient course in every High School. 

Again every girl who expects to 
be a home maker should have a course 
in Home Economics, for she must 
have the ability to spend money wise- 
h- and manage all financial matters 
well. She should also be taught how 
to arrange the home tastefully and 
how to keep it clean, neat an dattract- 
ive. Every home should l;)e the cen- 
ter of enjoyment for each member of 
the home and only an effective system 
of education can train home makers 
so efifectively that it will become the 
center of enjoyment. 

Likewise, the girl needs training in 
nursing as every woman in the home 
should know how to care for the sick 
as well as to have a knowledge of 
caring for and rearing children. 

Another vital part of every youth's 
education is sex instrction. The home 
has seriously failed in this respect, 
and has allowed the children to receive 
their sex knowledge at random. We 
need a system of education that will 
teach sex problems in their purity, 
that will cause youth to place a prop- 
er value on sex functions, and that 

will teach young men and women how 
to live, clean healthy lives. Education 
has failed to create in men and wo- 
men high ideals of life. This is the 
condition because they have attempt- 
ed a complete education and have 
omitted this vital phase. It is only 
an educatio'n that includes sex teach- 
ing and household arts that will efifect 
a permanent reform in family life. 

Even if education fulfills the above 
mission, some disharmony will still 
exist. ^lany homes are established by 
people entirely unsuited. We need 
more teaching on the meaning of true 
love and careful selection. Even by 
proper education and marriage 
prompted by true love, there are many 
differences to adjust and only Christ 
and his spirit of love and forbearance 
in a home, makes an ideal home pos- 
sible. Society never expects to reach 
the stage when all will be harmony in 
every home, yet by proper instruction 
thousands of happy homes will take 
the place of thousands now unhappy, 
^lanv will be brought closer to the 
ideal, and home will again fulfil her 
mission in the world. Togetther the 
school and church are able to render 
this great service to the world, and it 
is only by the two cooperating that it 
can be done. 

This great work requires men and 
women of vision. Not all this can be 
effected in the church and school. 
Playgrounds must take the place of 
streets ; wholesome recreation centers 
must be provided instead of the dance, 
pool-room and other hotbeds of vice ; 
good lectures must take the place of 
the popular amusements ; true com- 
panionship and a blending of souls in 
the snirit must be found in the home. 
Then" true love and perfect marriage 
will result and the American home 
will know no zenith in power and in- 



The Joys of Early Rising. 

Anna Ruth Eshelman. 

One of the greatest pleasures of 
tourists, campers and sporting folks 
in general is to f.irsake their downy 
couches at early dawn, not because of 
an uncomfortable feeling (for indeed 
it seems at no other time does repose 
feel so good) but because of a desire 
to be close to Nature, alone with her 
before all the world is atune with the 
whir and bustle of business folks. It 
is a great joy to rise early, climb the 
mountain and see the old, glorious, 
radiant sphere of gold peeping over 
the hilltop smiling graciously upon all 
who are witnessing his arrival. 

In the early morning everything is 
calm and peaceful save the sweet 
songs of the birds and now and then 
the crows of the cocks. The air is 
pure, fresh, and full of seeds of vitali- 
ty as it were. The invigorating air 
of the morning is the best remedy for 
all ailments. Nothing puts so much 
energy into a person's body, or sharp- 
ens the wits more keenly as a good 
long walk in the early morning. 

In summer this is the only time of 
day when it is possible to procure 
fresh air in large amounts. During 
the day there ma}^ he whifTs of fresh 
air but in live .early morning there is 

an abundant supply. Working is a 
pleasure and the entire day passes 
much more smoothly than if one lies 
abed and gets uj) with a grouch, for 
during the later hours there is no 
chance to get rid of the grouch be- 
cause too many others feel the same 
way. And then ^n autumn it is a 
great delight to witness the sun's ap- 
proach and see him gently bringing 
to naught the careful labor of Jack 
Frost. Everything is sparkling with 
heaven's dew and its brightness will 
be reflected on the face of the one 
who gazes upon it. 

Furthermore, this environment 
brings the soul in close communica- 
tion with its Creator. As one feels 
the breath of Nature one becomes 
aware of some presence which puts 
away fears and carries one off to a 
"beautiful golden somewhere." Why 
is it that so many folks are dumb to 
the method of starting a new day 
aright? It is very evident that one 
is better equipped to face trials, that 
work will seem a pleasure and that in 
the soul one has acquired something 
that will bring him in a closer relation 
to a higher Power. 



A Sudden Squall, 

Henry Wenger. 

,1 remember very distinctly of a sud- 
den rain storm Avhich occurred on a 
Sunday afternoon several years ago 
near my home. 

My brother and I had been out in 
the woods hunting wild flowers and 
enjoying the sweet music of the birds, 
when we were aroused by sudden out- 
bursts of thunder accompanied by 
flashes of lightning. It did not take 
us long to decide what to do for in the 
disatnce we saw the rain drops falling 
thick and fast. 

At once we proceeded to a nearby 
farm house and just as we stepped in 
the porch the rain drops came down 
in torrents. Here we were glad to 
shelter until the storm was over. 

We sat on the porch and watched 
several belated geese fieht their wav 

back to the barn. It was interesting" 
to watch the water rush along in the 
gutter and see how its volume of 
water was increased until it was al- 
most as large as the brook during an 
ordinary rain. The brook in the mea- 
doAv over flowed its banks, rushing- 
along with great rapidity and force, 
even strong enough to carry small 
bridges away. 

The effects of the storm were easily 
felt and seen. The sultry atmosphere 
was suddenly changed into a balmy 
and refreshing one. The fruit trees 
had been shaken until a small amount 
of fruit remained on their branches. 
The roads were no longer dusty, but 
were soft and muddy and we were 
compelled to walk home through the 

The Natural Bridge of Virginia 

A woodland vale in old Virginia 
Has a bridge of age unknown. 
No human hands were used in building 
And no steel to carve its stone. 

It was reared by power of Heaven, 
And it spans the creek below. 
Where the merry rippling waters 
Make sweet music as they flow. 

On this rock of mighty grandeur. 
Arching o'er the deep ravine 
Many thousand feet had trodden, 
E'er man saw the wondrous scene. 

In ages past the savage redman 
As he chased the buffalo, 
On this bridge crossed o'er the chasm 
Day by day with spear and bow. 

E'er Columbus crossed the ocean 
E'er the Northmen left their shore, 
This great scene of sublime beauty 
Heard the dashing torrent roar. 

On either side in nature's beauty, 
Grow the many ferns and trees. 
And there seems a call to worship 
Floating on the gentle breeze. 

0,thou architectural wonder 
Thou hast long withstood the storm. 
Only One could build thy structure 
And trace out thy mighty form. 

Thou dost stand ,a faithful witness 

Of His handiwork divine. 

Who placed the planets in their 

For wh(im the stars in splendor shine. 
Ezra D. Kinzie, 'i8. 



HELEN GRACE OELLIG 17, Edit r-in-'"liief 

, Scl:ool Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 j 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. . . j 

John F. Graham '17 AUimni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

Orlean Wolgemuth Homerain Notes 

A. C. Bauiher '17 Exhanges 

Bard E. Kreder '18 .' Athletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner 17 Art 

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remembered, while only f rty per cent 
of what we hear is remembered. 
The Teacher Is Jesus 

Teaching- is dealing with mind, is 
catising the pupil to know that which 
he would not have known apart from 
the teacher in order that he might be- 
come. ,. . 

We test the teacher's work by what 
pupils have become. 

Personality is developed by meet- 
ing other persons and especially the 

Person, Jesus Christ. 

The teacher must occasion right 

The teacher's barometer is the 
sparkling of the pupils' eyes. 

The biggest business in the world 
is the causing of ])tipils to become. 

When we long to become, we shall 

We must so impress the pupil that 
it will bring him to expression. , 

\\'hen the world is at its best, God 
said it is at i^s worst. 



Some Thoughts Gleaned During Bible 

The chief business of the Christian 
is the winning of souls. Are we work- 
ing- on our job? Many Christians 
hesitate to speak about religion and 
will allow ceremonies to take the place 
of pure religion. A revival usually 
follows persecution perhaps more of 
us need to be persecuted. Many will 
be pressed down out of sight but 
some cannot stand it when people see 
and praise them. , 

Every spiritual truth has a likeness 
to something material. Ninety per 
cent, of all we know is in the form of 
pictures. We picture from what we 
already know. Everybody reads pic- 
tures but not everybody reads books. 
Pictures suggest many things to child- 

The teacher should be a help to the 
home not the home a help to he teach- 

When mankind is at its best then 
the world is at its worst because 
men's wisdom is foolishness in the 
sight of God. Three things should 
ever be kept in mind : 

1. The church can become and do 
whatever she pleases but with it goes 
the responsibility. 

2. The Lord walks among the 
churches and sees all. 

3. Jesus passes judgment upon 
those who cease to be light bearers. 

Whenever you cease to be a light 
you have lost your power and you 
will cease to represent Him. You 
may work but not His work. Some 
people work because they are asham- 
ed not to work. Alany Christians 
apologize for the wrongdoing by ex- 

cusing themselves on account of their 
littleness. They say not much can be 
expected from them but God does ex- 
pect much from all. 

Men must quit filling appoint- 
ments and preach the . gospel. Our 
daily routine may keep us from talk- 
ing for Christ. The five foolish vir- 
gins were very busy but were lost. 

In the parable of the tares Jesus for- 
bade the pulling of the tares lest the 
good gfain be also destroyed. The 
devil to-day works hard to get Christ- 
ians to work at existing evils so they 
can not work for Christ. Don't waste 
your time in trying to oust evil but 
improve your time by saving souls 
Love is that which prompts us to 
want to be with others. Jesus loves 
and wants to be with His church, but 
men are so busy in their church work 
that they have hardly time to talk with 

We wonder whether we can trust 
God but God wonders whethere He 
can trust us. 

The Christian, if he is true and wit- 
nesses for Christ is at variance with 
the whole world for they condemmed 
Christ himself. 

You cannot get something worth- 
while unless you have anguish of 

Sometimes we have gone from the 
presence of God and it took much to 
bring us back. Death, sickness or 
some other calamity often wakens us 
again. How much sweeter though 
when a whole family or neighborhood 
is brought back to God when one per- 
son decides to be a missionary. 

Abraham went into Egypt for help 
and fell into sin. We dare not com- 



promise one bit and work with the 
world even if they are doing- good 
work. True Christians are so busy 
working for Jesus that they scarcely 
know what the world is doing. 

The world's idea of glory is a dis- 
play before men, but the true way to 
bring glory to God and ourselves is to 
come down and sacrifice for his sake. 

A man may be honest and upright 
and make a success in business but if 
he does nothing for his Lord, his work 
amounts to nothing in God's sight. If 
some Christians would go to their 
fields or business as they go to church 
or attend to their soul's welfare, they 
would soon starve. We cannot all 
become successful in secular lines of 
work but we can all succeed as follow- 
ers of Christ. 

The most traveled road does not al- 
ways lead to the goal. The road to 
Heaven is very narrow. Travelling 
on the Kings highway means ?elf-de- 
nial. , 

A Missionary is God's man doing 
God's work in God's way in God's 
place and for God's glory. 

If we have what the world needs 
we are debtor to the world, E. W. 'i8. 

Echoes From Sister Shumaker 

Those who have had the privilege 
to hear Sister Ida Shumaker, return- 
ed Missionary to India, speak at the 

Bible Term at the College on Jan. 17 
and 18, had a treat that w^as rare in- 
deed. Great crowds came to be stir- 
red by the pathos of her appealing 
messages. Those messages were vit- 
alized by the Holy Spirit and besides 
this, back of those messages and be- 
neath that personality that gave ex- 
pression to them, is a beauiful life of 
prayer, of consecration, and of full sur- 
render to the Will of God. 

It was her purpose to roll on the 
Christians at home some of the bur- 
dens that the Missionary on the firing 
line is made to feel on account of the 
vastness of the harvest field and the 
lack of workers sufficient to gather 
the ripening harvest. 

Here are some of the things she said 
that caused serious thought : "The 
true Missionary is the one through 
whose mind Jesus thinks ; through 
whose voice He speaks ; through 
whose heart he loves ; and through 
whose hands He helps." "He who has 
that w4iich the world needs is debtor 
to the world." "You must go or send, 
pray or spend." "Simply going over 
the ocean does not make a Mission- 
ary.", "The greatness of the need is our 
call to the work." The process of be- 
coming a Missionary is : "i. Tarry with 
Jesus (Mark 3:14); 2. Pray through; 
3. Never say no to Jesus." 

— Levi K. Ziegler. 



Winter soorts are now in full swing. 

A numl:)er of students went to one 
of the lakes at the Masonic Homes on 
the evening of January 8 to skate. The 
ice was very rough but all reported a 
fine time. The road was very slippery 
which made it necessary to exercise 
much care in walking. 

We have had two coasting parties 
up to this date. The hills are in fine 
shape. Sleds were borrowed, bought 
or rented from the little "kids" so the 
big ones could have a little sport. 
Aside from a few sudden stops every- 
thing went fine. 

Aliss Mover — "I was reading Rob- 
inson Crus-^e this afternoon." 

]\liss M. Myers — ' Was he around 
today." , 

Rev. Miller of Mechanicsburg con- 
ducted our chapel exercises on Janu- 
ary ID. 

^liss Elizabeth Myer has been un- 
able to return to her work since va- 
cation on account of illness. We ex- 
tend to her our wishes for a speedy 

Mr. Good — "Prof., how do you 
prove and check the 'intentions' of a 

We are glad to see Prof. Leiter 
amoung us again. He was forced to 
drop his work for a time on account of 

Miss Burkhart — "Miss McCormick, 
that is Mr. Copeland down at the end 
of the table." 

Mr. Copeland— "What?" 

Ask Messrs. Graham and Sollen- 
berger why they didn't go coasting 

Miss Moyer, rising — "Oh ! I thought 
our table was going." 

Friends of the College have donat- 
ed $17.50 to be given as prizes in a 
Current Events contest to be held 
sometime in the spring. 

A few unknown persons would ap- 
preciate the donation of a stronger 
strao with which to tie the Reception 
room door shut. The tub of water 
was patiently waiting to do its duty 
but the strap proved to be a slacker. 



One of the most interesting as well 
as the best attended Bible Institutes 
in he history of Elizabethtown College 
has been this last one ; that of 1918. 

It opened Jan. 11, 1918 at 9:20 a. 
m. by Prof. Schlosser who was follow- 
ed by Dr. Reber and Rev. W. K. Con- 
ner. Thcrer were abnu twenty stran- 
gers here at the opening Init this 
number was increased greatly over 
Saturday and Sunday and the follow- 
ing week, till at the end of the week 
the Chapel and Commercial Hall to- 
gether were not able to seat all the 

The two chief speakers were Rev. 
Walter Long of Altoona and Miss Ida 
C. Shumaker returned missionary from 
India. Both were full of their sub- 
jects and held the attention of their 
audience very successfully. 

Rev. W. K. Conner showed some in- 
eresting cartoons on the leading evils 
of the day and other subjects of in- 
terest to the S. S. teachers. 

The term closed Friday evening, Jan 
uary 18, 1918 with a talk by Miss Ida 
Shumaker, who left that same evening 
for Bridgewater College, Va., where 
she was due the next day. 

We feel sure that all who have at- 
tended this Bible Term have gotten 
many ,rich thoughts and new ideas 
on the various questions up for discus- 
sion and have fixed many never to be 
forgotten phrases in their minds. 

The students on College Hill were 
visited by Walter Dulebohn and Levi 
Hershey who came out for the pur- 
pose of organizing a Red Cross Auxil- 
iary. They met the students in Mu- 
sic Hall on Wednesday, January 9, 
1918 and after an address by ^Ir. Dule- 

bohn and explanations by Mr. Hersh- 
ey the following officers were elected : 
Chairman, Floy Crouthamel ; V. Chair- 
man, Prof. H. A. Via; Secretary, Ruth 
S. Bucher ; Treasurer, Ephraim Hertz- 
ler. We hope to have our auxiliary 
do some little good for "our boys in 
camp ;'" l)usy though we are we will 
all try to do our l)it. 

Miss Kilhefner while painting china 
was heard to exclaim, "You don't paint 
the swans you just shade the leaves 
(wings) of the swans." „ 

Dr. Reber, while talking of moral 
sentiment— "Would it be a moral 
wrong if I would part my hair at the 
side or in the middle?" 

o = — 

Keystone Society Notes. 

Keystone Literary Society met in 
public session January 4th, at eight 
o'clock. The Society was called to 
order by the president. 

The newly elected officers were in- 
stalled as follows: President, Clarence 
S ollen1)erger ; Vice President, Chester 
Rover; Secretary, Lottie J. Nies; 
Critic. Floy S. Crouthamel. The pro- 
gram of exercises was then rendered : 
Music, Piano Solo entitled "Wexnach's 
Fantasie" by Ruth Reber, which was 
appreciated very much by the society ; 
Recitation, "How He Saved St. Mich- 
ael's", by Bertha Landis, following this 
was a Pantomime, The "Ten Virgins'', 
Piano Solo entitled, "Softly Sings the 
Brooklet," by Miss Enterline ; we were 
favored wih a declamation by David 
Heisey ; as a closing feature Ray Kline 
read the Literary Echo. 

Keystone Society met in public ses- 
sion January 11, at 3 p. m. The So- 
ciety was called to order by the presi- 
dent Clarence Sollenberger. 



The program rendered proved to be 
one of the best rendered this school 
year. It was as follows: Music, Vocal 
Solo entitled "Face to Face" by Miss 
Fridy, which was appreciated very 
much by the Society and we invite her 
back again to sing for us. Following 
this number was an Essay, "Pet Eco- 
nomics" by Pierce Brandt and a Reci- 
tation, "The Fashionable School Girl," 
by Lettie Baugher.,The main feature 
of the program was the Debate in 
which each speaker did his or her best 
The question was Resolved, That, the 
United States should establish a cen- 
sor bureau to prohibit criticism of the 
government's participation in the pre- 
sent war was debated affirmatively by 
Kathryn Burkhart and Henry Weng- 
er, negatively by Ruth Reber and 
Aaron Edris. The judges decided in 
favor of the affirmative side. The 
closing feature was a pianosolo, "Song 
of Gladness", by Miss Eberly, 


Homerian Notes. 
The Homerian Society met in pri- 
vate session on January 4. The week's 
current events were told by Miss Or- 
lena Wolgemuth. Mr. A. C. Baugh- 
er gave a review of the article in the 

World Outlook entitled, "Where Our 
Food Comes From." Miss Helen 
Oellig gave a review of "The Birth 
Throes of Russia." The result of the 
election was as follows: Speaker, Mr. 
Ephraim Hertzler; vice president, 
Miss Orlena Wolgemuth ; chaplain, 
Mr. John Graham ; secretary, Mr. A. 
C. Baugher; critic. Prof. Ralph Sch- 
losser ; reviewers, Prof. J. S. Harley 
and Miss Lydia Staufifer; monitor, 
Prof. H. A. Via; librarian, Mr. Ezra 

On January 18 the Society met in 
public session. Mr. Ephraim Mey- 
er sang "A Prayer For the Boys Out 
There." Brother Conner gave us a 
very interesting talk on "The God 
Planned Life." The next feature of 
the program was a piano solo by Miss 
Carrie Dennis. The question for de- 
bate was "Resolved, That the United 
States Government Should Manage 
the Railroads During the Present 
War."., It was debated affirmatively by 
Mr. Ephraim Meyer and negatively 
by Mr. Ezra Wenger. Miss Floy 
Crouthamel then favored us with a 
pianologue entitled "Apple Blossoms" 
and "The Road to Yesterday." the 
program was very enjoyable. 



Prof. J. G. Meyer '05, who for the 
past few years has been an instructor 
of science at this school, while taking 
summer work at Columbia University, 
has accepted a position in the Univer- 
sity. He has moved his family from 
this place to New York. On Satur- 
day, January 12, 1918 he addressed 
the college in an educatitonal gather- 
ing on the subject of "Waste in Edu- 
cation." He gave us a splendid talk 
and we wish him success. 

Miss Ryntha Shelley '15, who resid- 
es at her home in Middle Pennsyl- 
vania, spent a week here enjoying the 
Bible Term. She still holds the spirit 
of a school friend which she manifest- 
ed by playing basket ball with the 
other ladies. , , , 

Mr. Calvin J. Rose '13, who was 
elected to the ministery last winter 
and now holds a pastorate at Khlaar 
is connected with teaching that he is 
doing nearby, paid the college a visit 
for a few days. He conducted the 
Chapel services one morning during 
Bible Institute. 

Miss Verda Eckert'17, who is teach- 
ing near her home paid a visit here for 
a few days during Bible Term. 

Miss Rhoda Miller '13, who is an as- 
sistant teacher near her home spent 
some time here during the Bible Insti- 

Miss Ruth Landis '13, after spend- 
ing a year at Blue Ridge College, is 
now spending her time at home. She 
also visited here recently. 

Others of the Alumni who were on 
College Hill for part of the Bible In- 
stitute were : S. B. Kiefer '03, Jacob 
Herr '05, Frank Grofif '03, John Miller 
'05, A. C. Hollinger '10, John Hershey 
'16, L. N. Myer '16, Elam Zug '16, H. 
Hershey '17. Lydia Withers '17, C. Eb- 
ersole '17, Inez Byers '17, and Eva Ar- 
begast '17. 

Rev. R. W. Schlosser performed his 
first wedding ceremony a few weeks 
ago w^hen he united in marriage Wal- 
ter Brandt, of Millerstown, and Miss 
Ada Miller, of Mechanicsburg. 

Prof. H. K. Ober held a Bible In- 
stitute in the Popular Grove Church 
at Greenville, Ohio, in December with 
good results. Later he opened an in- 
stitute in the Linfield church near 
Broadway. Va., after which he left for 
Goshen, Ind., to attend a conference 
of the church. Rev. Ober is an ex- 
ceedingly busy man these cold days. 



M^Ai/K^.j l»«^»/JA«i ■■••-'•' 'i' •'•'■•• J' 'J*^*''"^*"*'***'^^^*^^ 

The purposes of this department 
have been defined by the editors ; but 
what does this have to do w^ith the 
writing of an editorial for this sec- 
tion of our paper ?,,How can a person 
be expected to write something about 
others papers when there aren't any 
exchanges coming in? Why have an 
exchange department when there is no 
material for its maintenance on the 
exchange rack? This is somewhat 
like the question, "Why have a sleigh 
when there is no snow?" Well you 
might say, "Keep it until the snow 
comes," then suppose we keep this de- 
partment until we get some papers to 
fill our exchange racks. 

We have fewer papers on our ex- 
change table now than we had for a 
long time. Is it due to the high cost 

of paper, or labor, or has the fuel ad- 
ministration closed your printer's es- 
tablishment, or is it dut to the Gov- 
ernment control of railroads? Many 
papers have come in one or two 
months late. There are, at present 
only four January issues on our list. 

In "The Gettysburgian" we notice 
that the Faculty and students are busy 
in conservaion of heat, gas and lights. 
"Nothing Short of Criminal" is a time- 
ly editorial. 

The idea or purpose of the "Inter- 
collegiate Intelligence Bureau in 1918" 
is a good one. Interesting informa- 
tion can be gotten from this editorial. 

The Evangelical Visitor and The 
Hesston Academy are the otehr two 
papers besides the above named, which 
are here on time. 

®«r fflnllrg? ®tm^a 

VOL. XV. Klizabkthtown, Pa., March, 1918 N». 6 

Press On. 

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, 

Can circumvent, or hinder or control 

The firm resolve of a determined soul. 

Gifts count for little; will alone is great. __ 

No man can place a limit ^on thy strength; 

All heights are thine, if thou wilt but believe 

In thy Creator and thyself. At length 

Some feet must tread all heights now unattained. 

Why not thine own ? Press on, achieve ! 


Winter's Departure. 

Supera Martz. 

One of the first things which re- 
minds us that winter is giving way to 
Persephone's return, is the noticeable 
lengthening of days, caused by the 
sun's return to the northern tropics. 
This causes the days to be warm, but 
the nights are still cold. Flocks of 
wild geese traveling North is an om- 
inous sight to those who read signs 
or know the nature of thes birds. 

The snow melts in the daytime and 
then ground and standing water freeze 
at night, only to melt upon the fol- 
lowing day. The roofs drip, walks 
are wet and roads are muddy during 
the day. and in the morning long ici- 
cles hang suspended from the roof, 
which melt and freeze as day and 
night come and go. 

Rivers are full of floating ice and 
streams break thru their icy prisons. 
Chickens and all fowls are busy hunt- 
ing scraps and scratching and digging 
with all their might trying to regain 
the time they lost while housed and 
shut in from the outside world of 
cold and snow. 

All the snow is gone except a few 
drifts along fence rows or in hol- 
lows protected from the suns deter- 
mined rays.„Now begins the stir of 
all woodland nature. Frogs pipe and 
sing in ponds early enough to see 
thru at least three pairs of specks 
(heavy frosts). They seem to awaken 
and make all nature throb with life 
by their choruses. 

The winter birds return to their old 
haunts and the blue bird, the herald of 
spring, comes as a brave and gallant 
leader should, far in advance of his 
army of air folk. The robin, wren, 
and at last the swallow and whippoor- 
will come after they are certain of no 
lack of food supply or sudden severe 
cold weather. 

In the meanwhile Pussy Willows 
have opened their silvery hoods and 
flowers have been pushing thru the 
apparent dead earth, first daltodils, 
which burst thru the earth to put the 
lingering snowdrifts to shame. Then 
the hepatica, easter lilies, arbutus, 
violets and wind flowers follow in 
quick succession. 

All this time the trees are undergo- 
ing a change., The maple has worn a 
coat of scarlet blossoms and shed it; 
the alder has borne a wealth of feath- 
ery tassels and scattered them abroad; 
the fruit trees have been adorning 
themselves, each in their turn, with 
gowns of beautiful and fragrant blos- 
soms and now all deciduous trees ev- 
erywhere are ready to, or are pushing 
forth their leaves to clothe their bod- 
ies in verdant garments to succeed 
their blossomy gowns. 

Soon all the earth is clothed in vel- 
vety green and no trace of winter can 
be seen far and wide, so surely does 
she retreat and ,so completely does 
spring and summer blot out her foot- 



Orlena Wolgemuth 

Today we hear much about the 
conservation of food. On every hand 
we hear people saying that food must 
be saved. We sometimes get tired of 
this and determine that we will eat 
as long as we have something to eat. 
We forget that there is a real need for 
the conservation of food and that the 
world faces famine. 

From last year's crops we had a sur- 
plus of 918.000,000 busheds. In this 
surplus was only 88,000,000 bushels of 
wheat — the grain most needed by the 
Allies. The four principal countries 
among the Allies — Great Britain, 
France, Italy and Belgium — naturally 
have suffered an enormous decrease 
in soil production during the war. 
They had to import an additional 726,- 
000,000 bushels to meet a normal an- 
nual consumption of more than 2,200,' 
000.000 bushels. 

The fact that India and Australia 
have several hundred million bush- 
els of wheat awaiting shipment means 
no more to us than so much wheat on 
the moon would mean. All the ships 
that we can build are needed to take 
soldiers and food to Europe. Not one 
ship can be spared, but even if one 
ship could be spared it would surely 
be sunk bv a U-boat. 

It is difficult to secure reliable in- 
formation concerning Germany and 
Austria. One newspaper in Berlin 
was suppressed recently for stating 
that the masses are starving. In Aus- 
tria people are driven to eat herbs, 
roots and the barks of trees. Soldiers 
beg for bread in the streets of Vienna 
and Budapest. 

In Servia there have been thousands 
of deaths from starvation. Within the 
past six months tens of thousands of 
Armenians have died because of the 
lack of food, Russia is actually facing 
famine because the men at the head of 
the government are wrapt in dreams 
of power and forget that food must 
be transported and distributed. 

Holland, Sweden and Denmark, al- 
though neutral, have been forced to a 
system of rationing and their people 
have been forced to pay unheardof 
prices for such butter, sugar and meat 
as can be had. 

The success of the war depends up- 
on holding famine at bay. Mr, Hoov- 
er and his helpers have been trying to 
show that the situation is critical, but 
still some people remain unmoved. 
The facts, however, speak for them- 




J. S. Harley. 

Archibishop Trench, the well-known 
philologist in his book entitled "The 
Study of Wlords" says that "there are 
vast harvests of historic lore garnered 
often in single words." He speaks of 
the word "tariff" as being derived 
from the name of the Moorish town, 
Tarifa, at the southern point of Spain 
where the pirates levied tax on ships 
entering or leaving the Mediterranean. 
He says that the "brunt" of battle is 
the "'heat" of battle where it "burns" 
mos fiercely; the "haft" of a kinfe is 
the perfect participle of "to have," 
the part of a knife by which you 
"have" or hold it; the "left" hand is 
the hand which is "left" unused. "Do 
not suffer words to pass by you which 
at once provoke and promise to re- 
ward inquiry," says Mr. Trench." 
What a lesson the word "diligence" 
contains! How profitable it is for 
every one of use to be reminded — as 
we are reminded when we make our- 
selves aware of its derivation from 
"'diligo", to love — that the only secret 
of true industry in our work is love of 
that work. 

A word is the sign of an idea. The 
Standard Dictionary contains 450,000 
words, each the sign of a distinct idea, 
and the latest edition of Webster, 
called the "New Creation," 400,000 
words which enter into the composi- 
tion of the English language of the 
twentieth century. Perhaps nothing 
distinguishes us more from the lower 

animals than the gift of speech. Yet 
how we abuse that noble endowment 
from God ! How often have we spok- 
en a word which we wished we could 
recall ! Before the word escaped from 
our lips how the effort would have en- 
tered into the warp and woof of our 
character if we had exercised our di- 
vine will-power and had stifled the 
harmful phrase ! How often have we 
betrayed anger, envy, vanity, baseness 
by the words we uttered? "Out of the 
abundance of the heart the mouth 
speaketh." "By thy words shalt thou 
be justified and by thy words shalt 
thou be condemned." How often have 
we spoken a word which proceeded 
from a hypocritical motive, how often 
deliberately planned to deceive with 
the words we uttered ! All such 
words are hollow, poisonous, traitor- 
ous, contemptible 

Just how we are to interpret the 
Scripture which says we shall give ac- 
count for every idle word we cay it is 
not easy to discover. We so much 
enjoy humor, joking, teasing, a hearty 
laugh feels so good that we are loth 
to take the above Scripture as signi- 
fying that we are not to indulge in any 
fun when we converse with one an- 
other. The matter must be left to the 
individual judgement, but there is 
danger that we will not be honest with 

In the matter of slang, that would 
be a long chapter in itself, words like 



"heck". '■ dog-gone-it", etc. are hard- 
ly excuseable. When it comes to pro- 
fanity and indecency, however, there 
can be no question in the mind of any 
serious person. Can it be that any 
one would think himself a man be- 
cause he can talk ugly and curse! That 
little vagabound street-urchin almost 
before he can count can beat you at 
reeling off a volley of oaths. Do not 
try to rival him. He wil 1 outshine 

How interesting to know that the 
roots of our words can be traced back 
to the British Isles, to the European 
continent, back to the Orient, to In- 
dia, to China, to the Isles of the Sea. 
Ages ago mankind began to elaborate 
our language, each generation adding 
something, until it came to our hands 
a heritage of such rare beauty and per- 
fection as not to be estimated. Down 
through the cycles of time while em- 
pires have flourished and passed aw-ay, 
while one dispensation has succeeded 

another, while civilization has advanc- 
ed and receded, wave upon wave, — 
through it all such words as "mother," 
"home," and "heaven," "sky," and 
"river," "struggle," and "longing," 
"life," and "love," and a host of others 
l:ave survived every change, and have 
brought their treasure of meaning and 
•nid it at our feet. 

In Proverbs, Solomon exclaimed, "A 
word spoken in season, how good it 
is!" He declares also that "words 
fitly spoken are like apples of gold in 
pictures of silver." Of our Master it 
is said that people wondered at the 
gracious words which proceeded out 
ot his mouth. What a marvelous me- 
dium is language to make the thought 
of all the age our own ! The silver- 
tongued orator takes our every-day 
words and weaves them into a fabric 
that thrills us with delight. The mag- 
ic of words! "By thy words shalt 
thou be justified and by thy words 
shalt thou be condemned." 



The Y. M. C. A. In Russia 

Clarence Sollenberger. 

Besides going through a great war, 
the Russian people are undergoing 
another great strain. Ninety per 
cent of Russia's people can neither 
read nor write, and if democracy is to 
become the leading element of Rus- 
sia the Russian people must be edu- 

Since September nineteen-hundred- 
seventeen the National War-Work 
Council of the Y. M. C. A. has been 
sending groups of secretaries to work 
with the soldiers of Russia. They 
have secured, furnished and lighted up 
houses and when they were finished 
invited the soldiers to enter without 
money or any expense and enjoy the 
comforts provided. 

The men are so eager to learn that 
at many places blackboards are sta- 
tioned at one side of the house. Here 
great throngs of men stand waiting, 
anxious to learn arithmetic, writing, 
spelling, English, and above all their 
own tongue, their own language. 
There is little trouble to get the men 
to come, but much trouble arises from 

the lack of room to accommodate the 
great mass of eager men. The read- 
ing and writing rooms are continually 
full of men who can read and write. 

The Russian people are learning to 
be cleaner and neater. Many of the 
Russians do not know the meaning of 
dirt, and not until they joined the Y. 
M. C. A. did they even think of wip- 
ing the mud from their shoes on en- 
tering the house. 

These secretaries at first had diffi- 
culty with the Russian government to 
secure permission to establish the Y. 
M. C. A. houses. The Russian sol- 
diers could not understand the spirit 
of the Association. Even now they 
do not know why men from a foreign 
country are willing to come in and 
freely provide comfort and many other 
things. The people of Russia will al- 
ways remember the spirit set forth by 
the Y. M. C. A., especially when they 
begin to understand the motive more 
fully and learn to appreciate the work 
done bv it. 



The Three Golden Apples. 

Henry Wenger 

In ancient times the story of the 
golden apples was a very common one 
yet the children used to listen open- 
mouthed to the stories of the golden 
apple tree and resolved that they 
should discover it some day and there- 
by become famous. Young men who 
were very desirous of fame set out in 
search of the tree which grew in the 
garden of Hesperides. Some of them 
never returned and no one ever brot 
back the apples. 

After so many people had failed in 
their adventure a young hero who 
was never rested since his birth, set 
out in search of the garden. He 
started from the pleasant land of Italy. 
He was dressed in the skin of a lion 
which he himself shot. In his hand he 
carried a large club and across his 
shoulder hung a mighty bow and 
quiver. As he went on his journey he 
repeatedly inquired whether he was 
on the right road to the garden of 
Hesperides, but no one could inform 

He journeyed on and on until at 
length he reached the brink of a river 
where several beautiful ladies sat 
twining wreaths of flowers. Here he 
again inquired whether he was on the 
right road to the famous garden of 
Hesperides. They looked at him in 
astonishment and said, "We thought 
people were tired of seeking the gar- 
den after so many disappointments, 
now what do you want there?" The 

hero replied, "A certain king who is 
my cousin sent me to fetch him three 
golden apples." They answered him, 
"most people who go in search of the 
golden apples wish to obtain them for 
themselves. Do you love this king 
very much?" The hero said,"He is 
often cruel to me, but I must obey him 
and get the apples." The maidens 
asked him "Do you know that a ter- 
rible dragon with a hundred heads 
keeps watch over the tree?" The he- 
i;o answered "I know that, and from 
my childhood I have been dealing with 
snakes and dragons. 

Again the maidens looked at his 
massive features and gigantic club and 
whispered to each other that maybe 
he could do more than an ordinary 
man, and yet they could not conceive 
of the idea that he could slay so hor- 
rible a dragon. So instead of en- 
couraging him to go in, they urged 
him to go home to his mother. He 
was not very well pleased with their 
advice. So -to prove to them his su- 
perhuman strength he left his club fall 
upon a huge stone which broke into 
a hundred pieces. To further prove 
that he was able to slay the dragon he 
told them the story of his life. He 
told them how he killed a fierce lion 
when but a mere youth and how he 
killed the hydra, a terrible monster 
with nine heads and exceedingly sharp 
teeth in each one of them. The 
maidens said to him, "The dragon is 



a great deal larger than the hydra and 
has a hundred heads.'" The hero 
answered, "1 would rather fight two 
such dragons than one hydra, for as 
fast as I cut off one head two grew in 
its stead and so I buried it alive under 
a huge stone where it is possibly 
alive to this day." 

The hero then told then how he 
chased a swift stag for twelve months 
without ever stopping to take breath 
and at last caught it and carried it 
home, also how he fought and killed 
a very odd race of people which were 
half horse and half human. Besides 
this he told them how he cleansed a 
stable which would have required the 
work of a whole lifetime, had he not 
thought of turning the channel of a 
river thru the stable door. 

Seeing their intense interest he fur- 
ther told them how he had shot some 
monstrous birds, how he caught a 
wild, fierce bull alive and left him go 
again. Also how he tamed some of 
the wildest horses, and what a strange 
adventure he had when he fought with 
Geryon the six-legged man, whose 
foot prints when seen in the snow 
'looked as though three social compan- 
ions had been walking together. 

Having finished the adventures of 
his story, he told them that his name 
was Hercules and then asked them if 
they had ever heard of ,him. They 
said "We have and we do not wonder 
anymore why you are in search of the 
garden of Hesperides." Then they 
made a crown and put it on his head, 
twined flowers about his massive 
club. He again asked them whether 
they could direct him to the garden of 
Hesperides. They said, "You must go 
to the sea and there ask the Old Man 

of the Sea, he will tell you where the 
golden apples are to be found. When 
you get hold of the Old Man of the 
Sea hold fast until he promises to tell 
you all about it, because he is very 
quick and will not tell anybody if he 
can escape out of their hands." 

So Hercules started on his journey 
and went thru forests and valleys and 
sometimes for mere pastime he would 
swing his dug and whenever it hit 
a tree it was sure to fall. At last he 
reached the sea, and he wondered 
where he might find the Old Man of 
the Sea. While standing by the sea, 
in the distance he saw a tree and he 
proceeded towards it. On nearing 

the tree he noticed something lying 
underneath its branches. After he 
came a little closer he noticed that it 
was a man fast asleep, after a closer 
examination of the creature he saw 
that it had some of the features of a 
sea animal. It was web-footed and 
web-fingered like a duck. Its beard 
had the appearance of a sea-weed. 
Hercules at once decided that this was 
the Old Man of the Sea and that he 
must catch him in some way. So 
Hercules tiptoed toward him. caught 
him by the leg and demanded that 
he tell him where the garden of Hes- 
perides was, even before he was right- 
ly awakened. 

Hercules had frightened the Old 
IMan but he was equally afraid when 
the Old Man almost disappeared out 
of his hands and he found himself 
holdino- a stag by the fore and hind 
leg. but Hercules held fast. Then the 
stag disappeared and instead he held 
a sea bird. In this way the Old Man 
changed from one thing to the other 
until at last he found he could not es- 



cape so he took his original appear- 
ance again. In this way the Old Man 
had frightened many people, but Her- 
cules simply kept up courage and held 

The Old Man cried out, "Who are 
you and what do you want?" Hercu- 
les told him his name and his mission 
and the Old Man of the Sea decided 
that he would better tell him all he 
asked. By means of a compass the 
Old Alan told Hercules which way to 
go and that sooner or later he will 
come in sight of a tall giant who holds 
the sky on his shoulders. If the giant 
is in good humor he will tell you ex- 
actly where the garden lies. Then, 
Hercules continued his journey, he 
went through the land of Egypt where 
he was taken prisoner and only es- 
caped death by killing the king of that 
country. He went on his way until 
he reached the sea. Here he caught 
sight of a huge brass cup and as it 
neared the shore he watched his 
chance and got into it, and caused it 
to move by means of his club. 

As he was moving on in thi^ brass 
cup he fell asleep a long 1?ime, when he 
awoke he saw an island before him 
upon which stood the tall giant. Her- 
cules watched the giant for a while 
and thot he must be tired, but the 
giant seemed to be contented. Then 
he told the giant where he Avanted to 
go. After he knew that Hercules was 
in search of the garden of Hesperides 
he told him it was a wise adventure. 
At the time they were talking togeth- 
er some black clouds gathered around 
the giants body and soon a terrible 
storm of thunder and lightning came. 
So great was the noise that Hercules 
could not understand a word that the 
giant said. Hoverer, it was soon over 

and there again was the clear sky and 
the weary giant holding it up. 

Then the giant spoke and said, "My 
name is Atlas, the mightiest giant in 
the world and what do you want?" 

Hercules told him that he wanted 
the three golden apples for his cousin 
the king. The giant said, "It is too 
far for you to go, but if you will hold 
this world for a short time I will get 
them for you and besides I can do it 
much sooner than you." 

After a short discussion of the mat- 
ter Hercules consented to hold ^he 
sky for a chort time. Then he took 
his position and the giant carefully 
laid it on the shoulders of Hercules, 
and the giant immediately set out for 
the golden apples, taking strides fifteen 
miles long. At first it didn't seem 
very heavy to Hercules but as the mo- 
ments passed by he thot they were 
hours and became weary of his task. 

At length the giant came taking the 
same long strides with the three gold- 
en apples which were as large as 

Hercules wanted the giant to take 
his task again, but the giant said, "It 
is not more than fair for you to hold 
it now for I held it these many thous- 
ands of years and besides I can take 
these apples to the king much sooner 
than you and return in a short time." 

This made Hercules impatient and 
giving his shoulders a shrug several 
stars fell from the sky. Hercules had 
no excuse so he told the giant to hold 
the sky until he could make a cushion 
of his lion's skin for it to rest on. To 
this the giant consented and carefully 
took it upon his shoulders again. Im- 
mediately, Hercules picked up the 
three golden apples and set out on his 
journey homeward without paying the 
slightest heed to the thundering tones 
of the giant, who called after him to 
come back. 

And there stands the giant to this 
day; or. anyway there stands a moun- 
tain as tall as the giant which bears 
his name. 



The Influence of Climate Upon Man. 

Chester Royer 

Man is influenced in many ways by 
climate. Some of the climatic influ- 
ences are direct as with regard to 
clothing and shelter. Other influenc- 
es are indirect as with regard to food 
supply. Climatic influences are less 
apparent on civilized people than on 
savage tribes; for the former have de- 
veloped world-wide commerce, and 
thus gathered supplies from all parts 
of the earth ; while the latter know 
little or nothing of regions away from 
their own home. 

The thing that largely determines 
the contrast between the civilized, in- 
dustrious, ambitious, and intelligent 
people, and the ignorant savage is the 
climatic conditions in which they live. 

The savages in the tropics are in 
their low stages because their climate 
demands no further development or 
advancement in order to live, or rather 
exist, as they do. The climate which 
is very moist and warm causes the 
vegetation to flourish without any or 
little labor. Hence the people remain 
idle and indifferent and therefore make 
no progress along any line. They 
make no clearings or cultivate no land, 
but live on the things that grow of 
themselves, and by hunting the wild 
game which is A'^ery plentiful. The 
savages in the Frigid regions where 
the climate' is just the opposite from 
the former are quite diffierent in their 
manners and customs. This again is 
the result of the influence of their cli- 

mate, which is very cold. Here they 
are heavily clad with skins, and live 
mostly on meats, and fats which are 
furnished by the animals of those re- 

Also the human inhabitants of arid 
deserts are few and miserable. Their 
food supply is scanty. Their arts are 
primitive. They possess strength and 
endurance, which they receive thru en- 
during hardships, which they often 
must suffer. The vegetation being 
very scarce thru the condition of the 
climate, they are aoften compelled to 
move about from one place to another. 
Therefore they build no houses, and 
do not become skilled builders, but in- 
stead excellent horsemen. 

As stated before climatic influences 
are less apparent on civilized people 
than on savage tribes, but the climate 
in the temperate regions, where most 
of the civilized people live is the cause 
of their development, and progress. 
The climate in contrast to the extreme- 
ly hot or cold regions is very favor- 
able for progress along every line. 
The climate is warm and wet enough 
for vebetation to flourish, and yet not 
that warm that it will grow so dense 
as to be a burden to man. In order 
that a living can be had in these re- 
gions, labor on the part of man is re- 
quired. The climate is not too cold 
for man to make progress, and yet 
cold enough to make him a lively, in- 
dustrious, intelligent race. 

These brief accounts show that, as 
a rule climate exercises a great influ- 
ence, in many different ways upon 





HELEN GRACE OELLIG '17, Editor-in-Chief 
RUTH S. BUCHER, '19, Ass't Editor 


. . . School Notes 

Ray M. Kline '19 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. . 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

Orlean Wolgemuth Homerain Notes 

A. C. Baugher '17 Ex:hanges 

Bard E. Kreider '18 Athletics 

Ephriam M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr, 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

Religious Notes Levi K. Zeigler '20 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societ'es of Eiizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
files, and arrears charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at expira- 

Report any change of address to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2 00. 

Entered, as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Eiizabethtown Postoffice. 

The faculty committee on literary 
societies decided to create the office of 
assistant editor of "Our College 
Times." Miss Ruth S. Bucher '18 of 
Rudy, Pa., was appointed to this of- 
fice. ]\Iiss Bucher is already known 
to our readers thru the columns of the 
School Notes Department. She will 
now have exclusive charge of that de- 
partment and of any poetry which 
may appear in our paper. 

Eiizabethtown College stands for 
the educatioji of the whole man — phy- 
sical, mental anl spiritual. The ath- 
letic news have always been reported 
by a department editor, likewise the 
activities of the literary societies, etc. 
As the spiritual atmosphere of our 
college has always been highly appre- 
ciated by our students as well as all 
the religious activities, the literary so- 
cieties in joint session decided to add 



a department to our paper thru which 
religious actiivties might be reported. 
Levi K. Ziegler was elected editor of 
this department. We are glad to in- 
troduce Mr. Ziegler to our readers and 
feel assured that he will bring some- 
thing of interest each month. 

The war situation is becoming 
alarming as regards our colleges. 
Many of the larger schools will close 
in April due to the fact that many of 
their teachers as well as students have 
been called to camp. Thus far only 
one of our boys has been called. Four 
more await the summons and as they 
are among the older students and re- 
garded as "old stand-bys" we are con- 
templating their departure with deep 
regret. However, our student body 
as a whole are below the present con- 
scription age and our school has been 
little effected. AVe are thankful that 
our outlook is so bright and have no 
cause or desire to complain. 

Girls, what are you doing for the 
Red Cross? Some of us are contri- 
buting members, some are working 
members, others are both. Are you 
doing your bit? Surely the teaching 
of Christ in the parable of the Good 
Samaritan justifies us in doing what 
we can to relieve the physical suffer- 
ing of the soldiers. Many of our girls 
have no pressing duties on Saturday 
afternoon. What is to hinder them 
from spending a few hours in the Red 
Cross rooms? Miss Crouthamel will be 
delighted to have every girl on College 
Hill. Not knowing how to do the 
work is no reason for not going. La- 
dies of the town unit are glad and will- 
ing to teach all who desire to learn 
to knit or sew. If you are not doing 
your part will you begin now? 

The Spring Term. 

The Spring Term of twelve weeks 
will open at Elizabethtown College on 
Alarch II, for those who expect ta 
teach and for those who wish to con- 
tinue their preparation for their work 
of teaching. This is two weeks ear- 
lier than other years, the term closing 
on Alemorial Day. At this time,. 
classes will be organized for those de- 
siring to pursue the common school 
branches. As the teaching profession 
is constantly raising its standards, and 
more and more is being demanded of 
the teachers, Elizabethtown College 
aims to assist any who wish to meet 
the more exacting requirements. 

Studies of special interest to teach- 
ers taught during the Spring Term 
are Elementary Pedagogy, Method- 
ology, School Management, Systems 
of Educations, Philosophy of Educa- 
tion, and Philosophy of Teaching. 
There will be formed also classes in 
Physical Geography. Bookkeeping, 
Etymology. German and Latin. 

High School graduates will find the 
spring term a very suitable time to fit 
themselves for college or for teaching. 
Elizabethtown College has been able 
.to offer unexcelled advantages to those 
who are thinking of completing a 
course in College Preparatory work or 
even in beginning work on the Col- 
lege Course. Special accommodations 
may also be obtained by those who are 
preparing for the examination for pro- 
fessional and permanent certificates. 

ElizabethtoAvn College also offers 
splendid facilities for instruction in 
the following departments : Commer- 
cial, Music, Art, Agriculture, Bible, 
and Sewing. 

Anyone interested in obtaining fur- 
ther information concerning the 
Spring Term or the regular courses 
of the school, is requested to write at 
once to the President for the annual 



..-S C'.H 

''j:^o.(' 1 

Spring is Coming- 
Its approach has already put new 
life into the students. 

Plans for outings, hikes, etc., have 
already been made by some of the 
teachers and the students who are 
especially interested. 

]\Iiss Vera Wenger, of Denver, Pa., 
spent the week end of Feb. 8 to 10 
on College Hill visiting Hattie Eberly 
and Lottie Nies. Miss Esther Sander 
of Highspire. Pa., spent several days 
of the same week with her sister Miss 
Ruth Sander, who is a student here. 

^Ir. Isaac Taylor who was ill with 
pneumonia has recovered and is spend- 
ing several days at home. 

Miss Cora Myer wanting to make 
some graham gems asked Miss Spidle, 
"Where can I get sme corn meal to 
make Graham gems?" 

Questions to be Answered 

What will Miss Eberlv do Spring 
Term without a chap of her own? 

How Mr. Brubaker manufactures 

Who the most populaf trio is on 
the Hill? 

Why Mr. Fogelsanger is always 
looking for some one? 

How Miss Leiter likes her service 

How Mr. \\^enger likes to chaperon 
the ladies? 

What school-life will be like with- 
out Dr. Reber and Miss Myer? 

How Miss Francis likes to play 
Rock Horse? 

Why some people go home every 

How Miss Good asks for help in 
Algebra class?? 

How Mr. Young likes it wdien the 
girls go for the mail? 

How ]\Iiss Sanders enjoyed the after 
effects of a recent lecture. 

Misses Bucher and Kilhefner spent 
Sunday. February 24, in Palmyra, 

Alisses Crouthamel, Bonebrake, and 
Burkhart spent the same Sunday in 



Miss Hattie Eberly spent February 
17th in Annville, Pa. 

A number of the College folks were 
over at Hershey to see the fire. 

Miss Helen Oellig spent a week in 
Montgomery county. 

One of the girls taking sewing who 
wanted to make a coat suit, asked Miss 
Hess how to draft a suit case. 

Miss Kilhefner: "Are not 'Jack' and 
Miss Burkhart going?" 

Miss Moyer: "Oh yes, he does not 
need to ask her any more. That's all 

Prof. R. W. Sshlosser is having 
Evangelistic services in the town 
church at present. He opened Satur- 
day evening using as his theme "The 
Test of Religion." He had a rather 
large audience. 

The Red Cross girls of the Scfiool 
are spending their Saturday afternoons 
in the Red Cross rooms in town mak- 
ing hospital garments. Thus far they 
have finished 8 hospital shirts, a hel- 
met and some minor articles. Most of 
us are doing our bit. Are you one of 
that "most"? If not, why not? Have 
you an excuse which you as well as 
the ones around you think a satisfac- 
tory reason for staying away. 

Because the large amount of snow 
this winter afforded good sledding, a 
sleighing party was planned for the 
school on Saturday evening, Feb. 2. 
Three bob sleds were secured and 
about forty-eight students and teach- 
ers left College Hill at 7:30 p. m. It 
was decided to go to Mount Joy, a dis- 
tance of about six miles. Everything 
went well until Mount Joy was reach- 
ed. Here it was discovered that res- 
taurants were scarce, so after securing 

a few refreshments, the homeward 
journey was begun. The plans were 
to get back by ten o'clock but the 
sleighs were heavily loaded and it was 
slightly later yhen College Hill was 
reached. This did not inconvenience 
most of us though. We have become 
accustomed to delayed trains in going 
to and from our homes. Everyone 
reports a fine time although some 
minded the cold so badly that they 
feared it would be necessary to return 
by trolley. 

We wish to congratulate our fellow- 
student, Mr. Samuel King, for his 
splendid success in securing his M. D. 
(Mule Driver) degree in the recent 
sleighing party. He was assisted by 
Miss Kreps who informed us that she 
ws keeping the driver warm. 

Prof. H. K. Ober gave a lecture to 
men in the Elizabethtown church on 
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24. His theme 
was "Tlie Only Tragedy In a Man's 
Life." The church was nearly filled 
with men. Special music was fur- 
nished by the College Male Quartette. 

Mir. Miller^'T could stand on my 
head for three days." 

Mr. Baugher — "Yes, you can sup- 
port a real heavy weight on a block of 
wood, can't you." 

Dr. D. C. Reber gave us a splendid 
Chapel talk recently on "The Relation 
of the Sexes in Boarding School." 

Mr. Baugher — "Miss Kreps, where 
would you go to see ship building?" 

Miss Kreps — "To London and Ham- 

Mr. Baugher — "Mr. Raymond Wen- 
ger, would you go along with her?" 

Mr. Wenger — "Yes. I'd be glad to 



Miss Good wishes that South 
America was the only country in the 
geography, because it is much more 
interesting than the others. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas our all wise Heavenly 
Father has seen fit to take home to 
Himself our beloved brother and fel- 
low Volunteer Harry D, Moyer: 

Be it resolved : : 

1. That, we the Stundent Volunteer 
Band of Elizabethtown College, do 
recognize the loss to our Band in the 
death of our brother; he being the 
first one to have signed the pledge and 
being president of the Band when 
obliged to leave school on account of 
his failing health. In all his connec- 
tions with the Band he proved to be 
a conscientious and zealous worker for 
God's cause. 

2. That, we as a Band of volunteers 
do feel happy in the thought that our 
brother lived such a noble life which 
will constantly be a source of inspira- 
tion to us. 

3. That, we unitedly do extend our 
most sincere sympathy to all that are 
bereft and especially to the family and 
to Helen G. Oellig, his betrothed. 

4. That since our words can only in 
part express our feelings we would 
tenderly commend all the bereaved to 
the gentle care of a loving Heavenly 
Father who is able to heal all the 
broken hearted and comfort those who 
are distressed. 

5. That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the family, to Helen G. Oel- 
lig, and that they be published in "Our 
College Times" and spread on the min- 
utes of our Band. 

Lydia Stauifer, 
Ezra Wenger, 
Kathryn Burkhart. 

— o 

The members of the faculty of 
Elizabethtown College to Dr. D. C. 
Reber, President. 

We heard your announcement to 
the school this morning that you will 
say good-bye to old College Hill at 
the end of this school year; and you 
may have thought that we received the 
news of your retirement with cold in- 
difference. We would not have you 
think so. We regret that we are los- 
ing you as a leader. Some of us have 
been associated with you in the work 
here but a short time and others for 
many years ; but the longer we have 
been with you the more we respected 
you, the more fully we gave you oui 
confidence. But you will be glad ta 
know that we appreciate your thor- 
oughness, your executive ability, 
your absolute dependableness, your 
sterling character which has stood the 
test of time. No one has for a mo- 
ment doubted your full devotion ta 
the cause for which Elizabethtown 
College stands. 

You are going to a new field of ac- 
tivity, where you will prove yourself 
all that you have been here. You will 
be a blessing to every young man and 
woman with whom you will come in 
contact, ^^"e wish you all the happi- 
ness and success it is possible for any 
one to have all through the coming 
years. With our farewell words we 
blend our prayers that the God of all 
grace may comfort and bless you in 
the discharge of your duty, and crown 
you as one of the faithful. 



Homerian No'*^es. 

Helen Oellig has been called away 
trpm school on account of the illness 
of Mr. Harry Moyer. Mr. David 
Markey is now engaging in hospital 
work at Camp Meade. Dr. Reber has 
resigned the Presidency of the school. 
We regret to see him leave and wish 
him the greatestpossible success in the 

On February i the Society met in 
private session. The week's current 
events \vere given by Ephraim ■Meyer. 
Ruth Bucher recited "When You 
A\'ake L^p in the ^lorning." The par- 
liamentary drill was conducted by 
John Graham and was very interest- 

On February 8 the Society again 
met in private session. The current 
events were given by Ezra Wenger. 
Sara Shissler gave an impromptu 
speech. She had the choice of the two 
subjects "The Most Important Ideals 
of the Home" or "The Worlds Great- 
est Missionary." She gave us a very 
good talk on "The ]\Iost Important 
Ideals of the Home." 

The Society met in public session 
on February 22. A patriotic program 
was rendered. The audience sang 
"The Star-Spangled Banner." Ruth 
Bucher read "The Story of a Commis- 
sary Sargeant." Sara Shissler gave a 
discussion on "True Patriotism." Hat- 
tie Eberly and Anna Eshleman favor- 
ed us with a piona duet. Prof. Harley 
gave a splendid essary on "Words." 
John Graham read President Wilson's 

speech, "A League for Peace." Eph- 
raim Hertzler's retiring address was 
about "Sight". The closing feature 
was the singing of "America" by the 

Keystone Society Notes. 

Society met in public session in So- 
ciety Hall, February 8, at 8 o'clock. 

The program was rendered as fol- 
lows : Music, by a sextet ; Impromptu 
Speech, E. D. Kinzie ; Debate, Resolv- 
ed. That Pennsylvania Will Ratify the 
National Prohibition Amendment at 
the Coming Election. The question 
was debated affirmatively by Minnie 
Good and John Winger, negatively by 
Alary Francis and Chester Royer. 
The judges decided in favor of the 
negative side. As a closing number 
we were favored with music by the 

Society met in the Chapel February 
15. at 3 o'clock. 

The program rendered was a Lin- 
coln program. The first number was 
a Vocal Duet bv Misses Fridy and 
Xolt entitled "I Know a Bank Where 
on the Wild Thyme Blows," which 
was much enjoyed by the Society. We 
were then favored by Lincoln's Get- 
tysburg Address by Galen Kline. Dis- 
cussion "Lincoln, as President" by 
Emma Landis. Music by a sextet. 
Discussion. "Lincoln in the Making" 
by Raymond Wenger. Anecdotes 
from the life of Lincoln by Vera 
Laughlin. The closing feature was an 
address by Dr. C. C. Mitchell which 
was a treat to the audience. 



Religious Department 
An Introductory Word. 
The "Times" comes to you this 
month with a department, one such as 
you. have been looking for perhaps. 
Or hasn't it occurred to you that a re- 
ligious department should be included 
in a journal that aims to record the 
best thoughts and activities of the 
members of a representative Christian 
college? We believe that a school 
journal which has for its support a 
Christian college community, is not 
fully representative if it does not give 
some place to record the school's acti- 
vies, distinctly religious. 

On the other hand, you may take 
exceptions to this and think that it is 
unjust to put athleics, general school 
news, alumni notes, and religious acti- 
vities, all on the same level. But think 
again, since it is true that the Christ- 
ian college fosters a many-sided life, 
should we allow the journal, which it 
publishes, to slight its highest interest 
and make the school to appear more 
secular than religious? Let reason 

The "Times" feels justified in start- 
ing this department. We believe you 
will learn to like it and what is more, 
it does not cost you anything extra. 

The religious atmosphere on Col- 
lege Hill is good. From time to time 
the religious life has been quickened 
during this year. The Bible Term 
last month certainly was an oasis in 
the religious life of the school. 

Much interest is taken in Mission 
study. One class of twelve taught 
by A. C. Baugher. has finished "Christ- 
ian Heroism In Heathen Lands," and 
expects to finish ""Missions And The 
Church" also this year. Another 

class of ten is studying "Christian 
Heroism In Heathen Lands," taught 
by Catherine Burkhart. Three other 
classes are reading seal course books. 
A class of ten, taught by Sara Shis- 
ler, is reading "India Awakening." A 
class of fourteen is reading. "Answers 
To Prayer, from George Muller's Nar- 
ratives," under Miss Lydia StanfTer's 
direction. "Effective Workers In 
Needy Fields" is being read by a class 
of six, wih Helen Oellig as teacher. 
All of these classes meet each Satur- 
day evening. 

Local Bible institutes have been 
held by Dr. Reber and Professor 
Schlosser, in the Black Rock congre- 
gation, York County and by Profes- 
sors Schlosser and Nye, in the Lost 
Creek congregation, Juniata County. 
Professors Ober and Schlosser have 
instituted schedules ' for Hanover, 
York, Midway, Spring Grove, and 
Lancaster. Dr. Reber and Professor 
Schlosser are scheduled for Hatfield. 
Professors Schlosser and Nye ex- 
pect to hold an institute in the West- 
minster. Md., congregation. 

The Students Volunteer Band gave 
a program in the town church on Feb- 
ruary loth. During Bible Term they 
gave a program at the college. The 
Band is at the present time making 
arrangements to give programs in sev- 
eral local churches to which they have 
been invited. 

All winter the outpost Sunday 
Schools, at Nevvville and Steven's Hill, 
have been supplied by workers from 
the college. Often they walked 
through snow and slush to get to their 
posts of duty. The Steven's Hill 
workers, however, were conveyed by 
sleighs and automobiles, the distance 
being five miles. 

There are classes in "Training The 
Sunday School Teacher." books num- 
ber one and two, with a total enroll- 
ment of fourteen. The former is 
taught by Miss Staufifer and the lat- 
ter by Professor Schlosser. 



We have received word of the re- 
cent death of a fellow alumnus Amos 
Hottenstein '08. He was teaching in 
the Steelton High School when he was 
forced to give up his work on ac- 
count of ill-health. He was not able 
to regain his health and Gnd called 
him home. We, the Alumni Associa- 
tion are grieved to hear of this sad 
death and heartily sympathize with 
his family in this their sad hour. We 
point them to the comfort which is 
found only in Christ. 

Just recently the "Times" received 
a letter from George Capitanios '16, 
who is a pastor in the Church of 
Christ at Troy, Pa. We are indeed 
proud of Alumni who have the char- 
acter of this man, and we hope his in- 
fluence will be felt in the world. He 
is a very able speaker and we would 
appreciate hearing him sometime. In 
his letter which he wrote he spoke the 
highest praise for the "Times" and 
wished it much success in the future. 

Miss Edna Brubaker '14 and Mr. 
^^'alter F. Eshleman '12 are Seniors 
in the Classical Course at Juniata. 
They are active in student life in their 
various fields. 

Mr. Jacob Z. Hackman '13 is engag- 
ed in the mercantile business in the 
town of Mastersonville, several miles 
east of Elizabethtown. It is reported 
that he is engaged in an extensive 
business. We wish him further suc- 

Miss Ada Young '17, is teaching in 
the eastern end of Lancaster county. 

Mr. George C. Nefl '16, who is sta- 
tioned at Fort Sam Houston, San An- 
tonio, Texas, Base Hospital No. i, in- 
forms us that his work is going along 
nicely. He tells us some of his duties 
which are not so strenuous and relates 
to us the great "eats" they get. We 
college students probably would en- 
joy that more than the army life. He 
is well and happy and he wishes that 
all who know him would write to him. 

Mr. C. L. Martin 12 paid a visit to 
College Hill lately. We were glad to 
see him with us. It has been report- 
ed that he has been called to service 
in camp. Since he left College Hill 
he has been teaching very successfully 
in different well recognized schools 
in Pennsylvania. We believe that if 
he must be called away from his 
peaceful pursuits into an abnormal 



life he will still make good, for "C. L." 
has never been known to do less. 

(.'. L. Martin '12, Elizabethtown and 
]''.. Grace Moyer '15, Lansdale, were 
united in marriage at the home of the 
bride on Feb. 23, by Prof. H. K. Ober. 
We extend to them our congratula- 
tions and heartiest wishes for a long 
and happy wedded life. Mr. Martin 
left for Camp Meade Feb. 27. 

The Life of Amos G. Hottenstein 

The management of the school is 
indeed sorry to announce the untimely 
death of one of her loyal and most suc- 
cessful alumni, Professor Amos Gru- 
ber Hottenstein, who passed away at 
Stewartstown, York County, Pa., on 
February 12, 1918, at the age of 29 

Amos was born on Sept. 21, 1888, in 
Mount Joy township, two miles east 
of Elizabethtown. He attended pub- 
lic school (Mt. Pleasant) from Sept. 
1894 to March, 1905. From his earli- 
est schooldays Amos always desired 
to stand at the head of his classes and 
was never pleased unless he received 
the highest grade in his work. 

Mr. Hottenstein entered Elizabeth- 
town College in he Spring of 1905. He 
taught his first term of school during 
1906-07 in Mount Joy township (Cher- 
ry Hill). The following spring he 
continued his work at the College and 
graduated with the Class of 1907 in 
the English Scientific Course. The 
following year he completed the Peda- 
gogical Course and was elected vale- 
dictorian of the Class by the faculty. 
During the year 1908-09 he taught at 
Salunga and in September, 1909 he 
was elected principal of the Shrews- 

bury High School where he taught 
three terms. He continued his sum- 
mer studies at Ursinus College and up- 
on leaving Shrewsbury, he entered 
Goldey Commercial College, Wilming- 
ton, Del., where he completed an ad- 
vanced Commercial Course in January, 
191 3. again with high honors confer- 
red by the faculty. 

In the fall of 1913 he was elected 
principal of the Commercial Depart- 
ment of the DuBois High School. On 
June 18^ 1914 he was married to Miss 
Grace Allen Conway, of Stewartstown, 
Pa., who was a member of the Shrews- 
bury faculty. In the fall of 1914 he 
entered upon his duties as Commercial 
Principal in the Steelton High School, 
the position which he continued to 
hold until the time of his death. In 
addition to his many duties as Com- 
mercial Principal he was also pursuing 
his studies in the Wharton School of 
the University of Pennsylvania, a 
branch of which was conducted in the 
city of Harrisburg. He was largely 
contemplating the completion of his 
course for the degre of Bachelor of 
Science in June. 1918, but his death 
prevented the realization of his lofty- 

Professor Hottenstein was always 
noted as an intensely hard worker, an 
inspiring teacher, and yet as a young 
man he was very unassuming. He 
w^as never pleased unless he had done 
his best both as a student and as a 
teacher. Apparently his intense appli- 
cation to school work which he loved 
so deeply accounts to a large extent 
for his early death, yet he was always 
rather frail physically and aspired to 
the highest positions of influence, he 
never forsook the simple faith which 
he had espoused in his early boyhood 
days and his simple and exemplary 
Christian life shall remain a lasting 
benediction upon his many friends. 
Bv a lifelong friend, 

H. H. Nye. 



l^l&itttKM^ 1 Ln*»/y^'^««'»<iA -'^''»'> J*t.t'»n' J« ^M»M««(t|ji4«HWUtkk«l<f.Mt' ikMtM\/llhKt '*' 

I wonder whether we all read and 
appreciate each other's papers. 

"The Spectrum." You have a 
"prim" little paper. A good deal of 
wit and humor. Perhaps an editorial 
on some current question would bal- 
ance it nicely. 

"The Daleville Leader." Your cov- 
er design with an open Bible is very 
fitting to your name. Surely the world 
needs more "Lux" from the Holy 
Wjord. How would you like your 
editorial page more in the middle of 
your paper? 

"The Mirror." You certainly are a 
reflection of your High School. Keep 

"The Vidette." You give your read- 
ers a good variety. 

"Juniata Echo." Yours might be 
<:alled a "solid" paper. 

"The Dickinsonian" Your Forum 
in the Valentine Number is very good. 
We wish more papers might have this 
department. In your paper we detect 
loyalty to your school and president. 
This spirit is very commendable. 

"The Carlisle Arrow and Red Man." 
We like your cover design. It teach- 
es both a temporal and spiritual les- 
son. Your paper is becoming a "reg- 
ular" magazine. All farmers would 
do well to subscribe. It also portrays 
a fine school spirit. 

(§nx Olclkg^ (SmtB 

VOL. XV. Klizabethtown, Pa., April-May, 1918 Nos. 7-8 

Return of Spring. 

God shield ye, heralds of the spring- 
Ye faithful swallows, fleet of wing, 

Houps, cuckoos, nightingales, 
Turtles and every wilder bird. 
That make your hundred chirpings heard 
• Through the green woods and dales. 

God shield ye, Easter daisies all, 
Fair roses, buds, and blossoms small. 

And he whom erst the gore 
Of Ajax and Narciss did print, 
Ye wild thyme, anise, balm, and mint, 

I welcome ye once more ! 

God shiled ye, bright embroidered train 
Of butterflies, that on the plain 

Of each sweet herblet sip; 
And ye, new swarms of bees, that go 
Where the pink flowers and yellow grow 

To kiss them with your lip ! 

A hundred thousand times I call 
A hearty welcome on ye -all! 

This season how I love— 
This merry din on every shore — 
For winds and storms, whose sullen roar 

Forbade my steps to rove. 

— Pierre Ronsard. 


The Star of Democracy. 

John Frederick Graham '17 

In an age known as the dark ages 
Europe was smouldering in the con- 
flagration and ashes of a past civili- 
zation. That age held no hope for 
the future. The once energetic and 
pulsative races of mankind had now 
vanished. Indeed the world was a 
bleeding Waterloo of despair In the 
midst of this chaotic condition a new 
idawn was soon to break upon the 
world. Out of these embers was to 
arise a new ideal which should awaken 
and reestablish the crumbled civiliza- 
tion. The new impulse was to revive 
education,, to arouse the desire for re- 
ligion, and to seek freedom for the 
the oppressed. It was a Martin Luth- 
er who arose from the dust to nail 
an immortal thesis upon the church 
door. It took John Huss to be burn- 
ed at the stake for his ideals of right 
and justice. What was the outcome 
of this new thought? Did it crumble 
under austere criticism and abuse or 
did it thrive? Did these men lay down 
their lives for naught? No, indeed; 
they were the fore-runners of that 
mighty host of pilgrims who sought 
peace, liberty, and security from op- 
pression : the first came in the May- 
flower, others and yet others follow- 
ed. We of today are the descendants 
of those men who gave and sacrificed 
life and home for justice and liberty 
Are you not proud of your splendid 
ancestors? Do you not hold their 
memory sacred to the American tra- 

dition? We are the oflfspring of the 
grandest, noblest, most exalted peo- 
ple God has ever created. In your 
veins, O young America, flows the best 
blood of the Universe. Are you not 
proud of your splendid heritage? 

For several years a gigantic war 
has gripped Europe. Europe has lost 
her best manhood. The men who 
were to promote the best interests of 
that continent are sleeping within her 
sacred soil. Where are the great 
scientists, the inventors, poets, physi- 
cians and preachers who were to be 
Europe's hope of blessing? Yes! Can 
she call her millions of young man- 
hood back? Can she call new heroes 
from a war-ridden, torn, and panic 
shackled country? She may call but 
there will be no response. The pos- 
sibilities of her young manhood and 
womanhood have gone forever. What 
shall remain of that country will be 
crippled and scarred in body and 
spirit. Those marred lives will not 
be capable of reconstructing a new 
government, rearing a better society, 
establishing a new school system, and 
founding the Christian Church and 
home. Have we heard the Call of ^ 
Europe to use, for they crave demo- 
cracy? Are we capable of giving her 
liberty and enlightenment on the mor- 
row when she shall call for it? Has 
our youth been reared in the true 
education and genuine religion which. 
Europe shall demand of us? Have 
we the true Ideal of Government? 


The end of Autocracy has come and 
Ave are a])out to estaliHsh a world 
democracy. The day of divine right 
of king's has vanished. Europe is in 
tears today as a result of the kingly 
ile.^ire of conquest, of the acquiring of 
wealth, and of supreme domination. 
Her manhood has fallen, her woman- 
hood is wailing, and her childhood is 
famishing while struggling for the 
cause of justice and right. Europe 
to-day is looking to America for her 
founders of a new doctrine and for 
the men who shall inaugurate a new 
and happy era for the old world in the 
future day. They look to you for a 
Washington to establish Europe a- 
uew. They call to Destiny for a Lin- 
coln to save their shattered society. 
They need a Webster to defend their 
rights. The children call for poets 
like those of our forefathers. They 
want noble men. They cry for great 
leaders to bring them back. Destiny 
holds no hope for bleeding, dying 
Europe within herself. Destiny does 
hold possibilities for you. O young 
America, your record is what you 
make it. Do you not have the man- 
hood to be a man? Are you not wil- 
ling to be a man capable of helping 
^bleeding Europe? She needs a de- 
mocracy. A world Democracy. Are 
you not willing with your talents and 
opportunities to aid her and save her 

Again you young America must 
have a splendid citizenship. The 
crown of your success over there will 
depend largely on what standards of 
citizenship you have here and what 
reverence you cultivate for your fel- 
lowmen at home. The world de- 
mands of you that you play square. 

Europe expects you to do your best 
that she may be given the best Gov- 
ernment and noblest men. Have you 
been taught to give everyone just 
what belongs to him? Have you 
trained yourself to say no to things 
wrong and to say yes to things right. 
This is your battle. You need not go 
to the front. You will possibly not 
be called upon to give your life for 
the Country. The call comes to you 
to live for your country. Your broth- 
ers must fight the external foes. To 
you O flower of America is given the 
opportunity to fight the internal foes. 
The foes which hinder you physically, 
mentally, and spiritually. You must 
overcome the foes which tend to de- 
stroy your ability for future service. 
Your call is a spleidid opportunity to 
be the savior of fallen Europe. Are 
you alert,, active, and ready to meet 
that challenge? 

The crisis of the world has come. 
Tomorrow the horrible war will be 
over but w.hat then? Europe's homes 
and farms will be devastated, her 
manhood crumbled, her childhood 
blighted, and her womanhood crush- 
ed. Europe in tears shall look to you, 
the youth of an unrivaled race. She 
shall look to you believing that in 
you may be found men. . The cry 
of that great" continent will incessant- 
ly call to you. O Columbia's sons, 
Europe shall face you, in that day rea- 
lizing that in you lies their hope. 

Your task is great. The task has 
not been performed by any before 
you. Your brothers have stripped 
themselves for battle. They have 
flung all prejudice aside. They stand 
equipped to die for right and humani- 
ty. Their bodies shall sleep beneath 



the sacred soil of Europe. They 
must die for Europe but are you ready 
to live for Europe? Today you must 
prepare yourselves to live for Europe, 
Put on the helmet of education, the 
breast plate of true citizenship, the 
armor of Christianity, the shield of 
democracy, and the sword of equality. 
Be courageous to face a weeping 

world. Dare to be a factor in lifting 
Europe from Chaos to civilization. O 
youth of America give the world a 
new education, a better civilization, 
and establish an eternal peace. Then 
O young [America ^shall arise from 
the West that mighty host which 
shall become the eternal star of de- 
mocracy to a world in tears. 

A Letter From India. 

Kathryn Ziegler. 

Ankleshwar, India, Feb. 7th, 1918 
To The Readers of "Our College 

Times" : 
Alumni and friends of Elizabethtown 

Whether the teachers, students. 
Alumni and friends of Elizabethtown 
College are as glad to hear from me 
and about my work, as I am to hear 
about yours, I don't know, but sup- 
posing so I write. 

When "Our College Times" comes 
it is like a letter from a dear friend 
land I lose no time in searching for 
news about those I have learned to 
iknow while at college. First I look 
for the Alumni Notes and then every 
thing else even some of the advertise- 
ments, especially those about ice 
cream and ham sandwiches and so on. 

Wish you could all come to visit 
me in my tent in the village, but not 
all at once as my tent is only ten by 
ten. It is plenty large enough for one 
ijperson. I am out alone of the Mis- 
sionaries, but I have some of our 

christians along and they are splendid 
company. Besides my tent there are 
three small ones. One is occupied by 
a teacher and his wife, one by the man 
that puts up my tent and runs er- 
rands and the other by some of the 
teachers who are along, so we have a 
little village of our own, but always 
pitch as close to a village as we can 
and have some shade. I had an oil 
stove for my cooking, but the native 
people cook gypsy fashion. The boys 
are getting some new experiences in 
housekeeping and sometimes they 
wish there were some one to do their 
cooking, but they get along real well 
and are learning. They have to learn 
yet to provideu a little ahead. Last Sun 
day after they had cooked the noon 
meal, the wood was all used, so one 
of them went out with the axe to hunt 
wood. That evening they were going 
to teach the Sunday school lesson on 
the Sabbath, but I told them, I thot 
we had better let that subject rest now 
since some in camp had profaned the ^ 



Sabbath. I told them I would hide 
the axe the next Sunday. They sure- 
ly are not concerned for the morrow. 

We are now at the seventh village 
and have three more where we want 
to pitch our tents. During the day 
we do personal work and at night we 
have the meeting all together at my 
tent. Some nights it has been most 
to cold to sit in the open, but they do 
remarkably well having very little 
clothes to sit in the cold for two 
hours of more. 

We have had good attendance and 
attention too, except in one village 
where we were, the Mohammedans 
were real bad. Mostly young boys 
came, not to listen, but to disturb. 
One night they behaved so badly. We 
had begun our meetings and one of 
the boys was speaking, his voice was 
not strong and you heard the Moham- 
medans more than he. So I told 
them to sit down and not do nothing, 
not even sing, till the Mohammedans 
were thru. We sat and sat one whole 
hour without a word, finally the dis- 
turbers left and we continued our 
meeting, but it was then ten o'clock. 
The leader among the disturbers was 
Moses and for our good he was sud- 
denly taken sick, so when Moses was 
sick we had good quiet meetings as 
long as we were there. Anyway the 
Lord blessed our eflforts, there were 
five baptized while we were there. I 
have to think of one of our village 
songs so often, one line in the song 
'says evil people trouble us. and to 
my surprise one time the leader in- 
stead of saying evil people sang Mo- 
hammedan people truoble us. I was 
almost scared, but there were not 
many present, it is true enough. In 

this village where they were so bad 
they confessed they did not want the 
■Bhils to become christians for they 
would not work for them any more. 
In one sense it is true but the reason 
is they do not treat them fairly. Read 
the description of the phariSee and 
you have the disposition of most of 
the Mohammedans. 

Last week when we moved to the 
village where we are now, we had a 
new experience. We got an early 
start from where we were and the 
carts with the tents and our outfit 
were ahead of us, which is not often 
the case. I was so pleased and had 
some hopes of seeing my tent up when 
we would reach the village; but near- 
ung the village, a man was going to 
the field, and he said one of our carts 
was turned up side down in the creek. 
I formed a picture of the sight and 
soon saw the real thing not upside- 
down, but sideways in the water. But 
things were tied in with a heavy rope, 
so nothing fell off and a number of 
imen came and set the cartup,hitched 
the oxen and we went on to the vil- 
lage. No damage was done except 
my tent was a little wet also my bed- 
ding, but not even the earthen ves- 
sels that were on top were broken. 

So there are some trying experien- 
ces and difficulties, but easily over- 
looked when you are engaged in the 
Master's work. And sorr)'- it is not 
possible to be out longer among the 

It is nearly time now to start out 

for a five mile trip in our ox auto. 

We want to be out in time for the 

meeting. Miss Widdowson is going 

along out with me to return to night. 



Tho I am far away from all of you, 
yet I know you have not forgotten me 
and I have not forgotten you all who 
'have and still help to make my life 
joyful. My two years on College Hill 
bring to me many happy memories 
and I am so grateful to teachers and 

friends for the good I received while 

May this be a blessed year to teach- 
ers and students and my Alumni 
friends. Sincerely, 

Kathryn Ziegler. 

The Mission of United States. 

Aaron Edris 'i8. 

Four years ago witnessed the open- 
ing of the greatest war in the annals 
of history. Ten months ago the dis- 
tressing announcement entered mil- 
lions of peaceful homes, stating that 
war was inevitable to our noble Unit- 
ed States. This statement fell upon 
the blooming manhhod of America, 
like a bolt of lightning from the blue 

The question placed before us was 
nothing less than a question of nation- 
al freedom or natinoal death. The 
United States tried to remain a neut- 
ral nation. But I repeat, fellow-citi- 
zens, war was inevitable. 

We tried to establish with the 
German Government the same treaty 
relations which had been established 
with twenty other nations. These re- 
lations were rejected. This act was 
the first to prove exceedingly serious. 

The Imperial Government commit- 
ted the most grave crime, when it 
sank the Lusitania. This attack upon 
our rights was not only illegal, but 
also challenged our fundamental con- 
ception of humanity. Grievances of 

trade could have been settled after 
the war, but the murder or peaceful 
men, of innocent women and children, 
citizens of a nation with which Ger- 
many was at peace, was a crime 
against the civilized world, which 
could not have been settled in any 

The United States still inspired by 
the desire to preserve peace, used ev- 
ery resource of deplomacy to force 
the Imperial Government to abandon 
such attacks. 

Mean while in this country official 
;agents, of central powers formed a 
secret conspiracy, against our internal 
peace, placed spies throughout our 
country, even in high positions of 
trust and honor, in the departments 
of our Government. While express- 
ing friendship to us, the German 
Government had its agents at work 
everywhere. They bought newspa- 
pers and supported speakers to arouse 
bitter feelings in friendly nations, to 
involve us in war. 

Furthermore, Germany dreamed her 
success to be within reach. Their 



Secretary of Foreign Affairs secretly 
sent a note to their minister in Mexi- 
co informing him of their intention 
and instructing him to ofifer the 
'Mexican Government, New Mexico, 
Arizona and Texas if Mexico would 
join other nations in attacking the 
United States. 

Germany directly threw asider her 
mask, when she handed us a note, 
stating that she would render the 
Operation of her submarines on the 
high seas with no regard for humani- 
ty. Furthermore, she also stated that 
this merciless policy was not applied 
earlier, because the Imperial Govern- 
ment was not ready to act. In short, 
with the external appearance of friend- 
ship and a coat of false promises she 
prepared this attack. 

This was the most daring challenge 
Germany could have given us. All 
diplomacy had failed. We stood at 
the parting of two roads one leading 
to democracy ; the other, to autocra- 
'cy. Fellow-citizens which do you 
choose ? 

Seven score and one year ago a new 
nation was born, dedicated to a new 
idea of human liberty. With it a 
choice flag was born. It floats in ma- 
jestic silence over hosts, dead and 
alive, whether in peace or in war. This 
emblem, though silent, speaks to us; 
it speaks to us of past events, of our 
forefathtrs whose deeds are indelibly 
written upon it. It is now leading the 
flower of our nation into war. I can 
heard its voice calling you and me to 
duty. Is there anyone who dares to 
dishonor it? Is anyone present who 
desires to dethrone it; to tear it to 
shreds; to trample it under his heels? 
Will you? Dare you? 

We are Americans. After an un- 
paralled patience and after an effort 

worthy of our civilization, to accom- 
plish the recognition of our rights and 
our freedom, by diplomacy, America 
is in arms, to vindicate upon the bat- 
tle field the rights of democracy. We 
entered this war that we and our 
posterity might weave, under better 
conditions, a new civilization, which 
might enjoy democratic liberty. We 
entrede this war to remove from our 
selves, our children and our childrens' 
children, the jeopardizing curse of our 
sacred liberty and our inalienable 

We enter this war to preserve free- 
.dom of belief, which I revere above 
all other earthly things and which is 
the fundamental cause of our existen- 
ce as a nation. 

Is life so dear and peace so sweet 
as not to preserve what God and our 
ancestors have given us? Is there 
one so cowardly among us, as to al- 
low this noble nation to die in cold 
blood? Fellow-citizens, arise to ser- 
vice. The man who does not serve 
his country is not worthy of a country. 
' If, to-day we will not clasp the 
sword to preserve democracy, to-mor- 
row we will take up arms to defend 

Let us recall for a moment that our 
country was born in blood and pre- 
served in blood with an unstained 

Let us bear our dear flag unstained 
through this war consecrated to the 
establishment of liberty for all men 
who dwell upon the face of the earth. 

Never during the progress of this 
war, let us for one moment forget the 
high and holy mission with which we 
entred this war, no matter what it 

Forbid, Almighty God, that we 
should surrender so grand a nation 
to an uncivilized folk. I know not 
■which road you may choose, but as 
for me give me democracy or give me 



The Evolution of the Soul 

Charles Abba Baugher '17. 

Just as the mighty oak springs 
from the tiny acorn, so we can trace 
our existence almost to a point. For- 
mer time presents to us trains of 
thought gradually diminishing to no- 
thing; but our hopes of the future are 
perpetually expanding until they 
seem to grasp at immensity. This 
alone would be sufficient to prove the 
evolution of the mind, and that this 
earth is but a point from which we 
start toward a perfection of being. 

We can truly say with the poet: 

We hold it truth with him who sings 
To one clear harp in divers tones, 

That men may rise on stepping 
Of their dead selves to higher things. 

For the many thousands of years 
of developmtnt have brought on the 
scene of action man endowed with a 
brain and a mind. He is the culmina- 
tion of a long process of evolution. 
His spirit is a form of divine energy 
bound with the substance of his body. 
His evolution has been, and is control- 
led by the same eternal laws of God 
that make this planet our dwelling 
place. For ages man has been engag- 
ed in improving and making easier the 
upward trend of the human race. 
And this tree of human history, as it 
has grown from age to age is but the 
unfolding of a germ, and this germ is 
the home, but by no means is this 
tree full grown. For so long as im- 
mense fields of unconquered forces 

lie before us ; so long as our own nat- 
ural endowments remain undeveloped; 
so long as gross imperfection stares 
us openly in the face ; so long as na- 
tions seek after territorial expansion ; 
so long the golden age has not been 

Our most ancient history is but a 
matter of yesterday and it takes us 
back to the time when there was only 
a little human seed scattered in the 
wilderness where great nations now 
exist, all this is but a small amount of 
what is yet to be written. The pre- 
sent is only the dawn of the human 
day. If we were to bring before us 
in one view the entire history of the 
earth we should neither lament over 
the failures nor greatly rejoice over 
the successes of men, but our thoughts 
wonder back thru eternity ; we ac- 
centuate the present ; and our hopes 
reach forward to infinity. We are 
not the star of God's creation, we are 
but atoms in the infinite series of God- 
directed events. We are not what we 
are because of ourselves, but the his- 
tory of the whole earth has helped to 
make us what we are, and we are in 
turn helping to make what the future 
shall be. We are in the midst of a 
perishable universe and are as clay in 
the hands of the potter. God is con- 
tinually changing us from the seeming 
to the real ; from the false to the true ; 
from the bound to the free, until fin- 
ally our thoughts and our conduct 



create an atmosphere in which the 
soul breathes a celestial air. 

When the nations of the world 
shall come on that plane where the 
principle of cooperation and harmony 
shall lift the race above the conflict 
for material wealth and power into 
the realms of eternal Truth, Goodness 
and Beatuy ; into the realm where the 
aim and end of authority shall be to 
make men virtuous, intelligent, and 
Icapable of self-guidance and self- 
control, wher whatsoever is upright 
shall be popular and whatever is just 
shall be right, then the nations shall 
have made one grand advance in the 
upward trend of evolution. Tho wars 
for a moment dam this river of life, 
democracies rise and wane, this river 
of widening thot and increasing pow- 
er flows tranquilly between its banks, 
and the water of it shall water those 
trees whose fruit and foliage shall be 
for the healing of the nations. 

When the civilizations of the Greek, 
the Roman, and the Jew fell to ruin 
at the dark hand of their own barbor- 
ous hordes, the world seemed destined 
to sink back into the confusion and 
chaos out of which it had been strug- 
gling for thousands of years, but from 
these ruins shall evolve a wider, a 
juster, and a more enduring social 
state founded upon principles of right- 
eousness and equity. Society is now 
undergoing the final test of barbar- 
ism and sad to express, some nations 

have succumbed to it; but cannot so- 
ciety rise to a higher plane when the 
dross has been removed? A grander 
state shall come out of it! The true 
law of humanity is evolution and de- 
velopment, and whenever civilization 
pauses in its onward march for con- 
quest it is overthrown by barbarism. 
No nation or race can rise to a higher 
plane on the plunder and spoils of her 
neighbors. The nation which moving 
on in the course of civilization sees 
new stars ; higher ideals, and brighter 
visions of equity and justice, that na- 
tion alone shall stand the test of all 
time, that nation shall be at the dawn 
of her history; that nation shall bring 
brotherhood of mankind; shall bring 
universal benevolence, shall bring the 
freedom of the will and the paramount 
worth of character, that nation shall 
be the gradual unfolding of the king- 
dom of Heaven over the earth, and 
that nation shal have reached the 
plane were every individual can ex- 
claim with the poet: 
Build thee more stately mansions O! 

my soul. 
As the swift seasons roll ! 
Leave thy low-vaulted past! 
Let each new temple nobler than the 

Shut thee from Heaven with a dome 

more vast. 
Till thou at length are free, 
Leaving thing outgrown shell by life's 

unresting- sea. 




HELEN GRACE OELLIG '17, Editor-in-Chief 
RUTH S. BUCHER, '19, Ass't Editor 


A. C. Baugher '17 Exchanges 

Bard E. Kreder '18 Athletics 

Ephraim M. Hertzler '16. .. .Business Mgr. 

Ezra Wenger '18 Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

. . .School Notes 

Ray M, Kline '19 

Ruth S. Bucher '16. . . 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

Orlena Wolgemuth Homerain Notes 

Religious Notes Levi K. Zeigler '2{) 

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thing which, however, most other 
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thus relieving all concerned from any 
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Ezra Wenger. Manager. 

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School Calendar. 

May 9 — Recital by ^lessrs. Harry C. 
Hartman, Haverford College and 
Ralph Wolfgang, Juniata College, 
both graduates of the Overbrook 
School for the Blind. 

Alay 12 — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

May i6— Alumni Day. (Thursday). 

]\Iay ly — Annual Commencement. 

June ly — Summer School opens. 

June 30 — General Education Day. 

July 18— Elizabethtown College Day. 

September 2 — Fall Term opens. 



A Great Commission To College Stu- 
dents : — Go ye therefore and make 
disciples for Elizabethtown College, in 
all your home communities, baptizing 
them by your influence for good ; tell- 
ing them to come to Elizabethtown 
College no matter what their vocation 
maybe and lo Elizabethtown College 
will shape their characters, even as 
long as they live. 

Spring is here. All Nature is cloth- 
ed in beauty. 

Tennis and baseball are in progress. 
Eld. A. C. Crosswhite, a prominent 
leader of the Brethren Church, 
preached a sermon in the town church 
and also conducted our Chapel ser- 
vices. He gave us a short, instructive 
and interesting talk. 

Dr. Myers of Juniata Collge, one of 
T)r. Reber's former teachers, gave us 
an interesting, instructive and spicy 
chapel talk. We enjoyed the talks 
very much. 

A regular Chapel talk was given by 
Prof. Nye. His subject was "What 
to Watch \Miile in School." Some of 

the things he emphasized that stu- 
dents should watch are. their time, 
money, reading, company and con- 

Messrs. Baum, Sullivan, Reber, 
King, Copeland and Longenecker and 
the Misses Eberly, Neis, Kilhefner, 
Good and Harlacher, were at their 
homes over Easter Sunday. 

Ask Miss K. about Messrs. King 
and Reber's original dialogue on Girls. 

Prof. Nye in History — "Tell us 
something about bridges in Pennsyl- 
vania." Miss Baugher — "At that time 
they didn'thave many bridges." 

Modern History. Prof. Nye was 
telling the class that Russia used to 
send her convicts to Siberia and that 
England used to send her convicts to 
Australia. Miss Reber — " Question ! 
E^oes our country have a place to 
send her convicts, too?" Prof. Nye, 
"No, (smilingly) we dispose of them 
here at home." 

Miss K. to her table : "Someone, 
tell us a story." Miss Martz— "I have 
one. There Avas once a citv man who 



wanted to work on a farm. He final- 
ly got employment and so one morn- 
ing' he come to the farmers house, 
where he was asked to eat before he 
started to work. He sat at the table. 
In about thirty minutes the farmer 
said, 'Are you finished with break- 
fast?' 'Yes.' 'You better eat your 
dinner now too." so he continued. In 
a few minutes the farmer said 'Are 
you finished with your dinner?' 'Yes', 
was the reply again. "Now eat your 
supper.' The laborer continued with 
dlifficulty. Finally the farmer asked 
him whether he was finished with sup- 
per. He replied affirmatively. 'All 
right now go out and work at the 
assigned task, all day.' 'Pardon me,' 
replied the laborer, 'I usually go to 
bed after supper.' " 

News has been received that our 
former student Samuel Claar is now 
in Texas serving in the U. S. Army. 

Who do I want for the Lec- 
ture? This question faces our gent- 
lemen every time we have a lecture. 
Perhaps it faces the ladies as well as 
the gentlemen, when they are asked 
to affirm the choice which the gentle- 
men make, but be that as it may, it 
is interesting to know who some se- 
lected. Mr. Norman C. — I want a 
Hol-singer; Mr. John S. — I want an 
H. Hol-singer; Mr. Horace R.— I'll 
write a note and maybe it will Re-ber. 
Mr. Henry W. — My 'niece' is at school 
I believe I'll take her; Mr. Graham — 
I'll make the wisest choice, as I al- 
iways do, by taking one to the lec- 
ture, whose name even has a heart in 

Mr. Baugher— "Which day do you 
prefer for a lecture?" 
Mr. Wenger — "Friday." 

We are glad to wecome a number 
of our former lady students, who 
were teaching, back on College Hill. 
They reinforce our troops for Christ- 
ian education and since there is a 
gentlemen deficit, so to speak, Eliza- 
bethtown College must call the. ladies 
into her service. The folloAving ladies 
Misses Eckert, Arbegast, M. Oellig, 
Ada and Martha Young, Shope, Ris- 
ser and Geyer have returned. After 
a year or more of service as pedago- 
gues in our public schools it is inter- 
esting to the prospective teachers to 
see what some of the characteristics 
of these experienced teachers are. 
Each of them seems to have a good 
face, a pleasant manner and a digni- 
fied modest bearing. Hurrah- Behold 
the products of Elizabethtown Col- 

On Friday evening, April 12th, we 
celebrated the birthdays of our socie- 
ties.The Keystone is now seventeen 
years old while the Homerian is only 
seven. The program consisted of sev- 
eral selections of quartet music, an 
oration by John Kuhns '17 and an ad- 
dress on "Russian Literature" by Dr. 
Theodore Herman, a Professor of 
Systematic Theology at Franklin & 
^Marshall Seminary. 

The oration by Mr. Kuhns was in- 
structive and inspiring. His subject 
was, "The International Mind." 

The main address of the evening by 
Dr. Herman on Russian Literature 
was intensely interesting and awaken- 
ed within us a desire to read Russian 
literature. Some of the things he 
said were : 

"Literature is the reflector of the 
life of a nation. 



Commercial ties make a nation on- 
ly a neighborhood, not a brotherhood. 

When Russia was newly born, a 
new literature was born. 

Russia was reborn at the same time 
America was born. The C. S. is 
young but Russia is years old. 

The literaure of Russia is a Iliera- 
ure of protest and one of product. 

The form of Russian literature is 
the novel. It is the most serious 
type of novel imag-inable. Tht Rus- 
sian novel is the Soul of the people. 
It is the realistic novel with an ethic- 
al and moral basis. Thru it runs a 
fine sense of humor. 

There are two sources of hap^piness 
one from the outside — such as wealth, 
the other from the inside which is 
spiritual. Russia's source of happi- 
ness is from the inside. The Russian 
novel has a passion for religion." 

Table Talk. 

Mr. Reber— "What do you call 

Mr. E. Meyer— "Crackerlets." 
Miss Eckert — 'T never saw that 
kind in a store. I wonder w'here they 
got them. Aren't they fine?" 

Miss Good: 'T wish that Elocution 
were over.." 

Miss Ziegler : "^^''hat must you re- 
cite ?" 

Miss Good : (unconsciously) "The 
birth of a nation." 

Miss Sullivan : "I'll come to hear it" 

Mr. Edris : "Did you see the bana- 
na-stand the other day?" 

Mr. Fogelsanger: "No. Did you 
see the board-walk." 

On the evening of March 28th, the 
students and teachers were rested 

from their school work by a social in 
Music Hall by the social committee. 
There were a number of games played 
for which prizes were offered. The 
prizes were awarded to Misses Maria 
Myers and Leiter. • 

The boys believe the last game of 
the social developed the initiative 
powers of the girls. After this game 
the social committee announced that 
e're school closes there would be an- 
other social. Then, with our minds 
refreshed and jo}^ in our hearts we 
bade the time of day to our partners. 

In behalf of our student body we 
must say we have quality if we don't 
have quantity this year. Among our 
number are a preacher, teachers, mu- 
sicians, artists and at least six orators 
namely : Air. John Frederick Graham, 
and Mr. Abba Charles Baugher. These 
two served in the Homerian Oratori- 
cal contest with great success. Mr. 
Graham won the first prize of $10 and 
Mr. Baugher won the second prize of 
$5. The last four were the contest- 
ants in the Keystone Oratorical Con- 
test. Their names and order in which 
they won the prizes are: Mr. Aaron 
Edris, first prize of $5 : Miss Supera 
("Martz, second prize of $2.50; Miss 
Lotties Nies and Raymond Kline, tie; 
they got Honorable Mention. Then 
too, we have a poet and prospective 
missionary. He wrote many poems 
on subjects like "Arbor Day," etc., 
since he came to Elizabethtown last 
fall and the Senior Class can indeed 
be proud to have him as one of its 
members. He sees in the future a 
home in South America, where he ex- 
pects to do great things for missions. 
Bv name, he is none other than Ezra 
D' Kinzie '18. 



On Friday afternoon, April 19, 1918 
the annual Arbor Day program waS| 
rendered by the Seniors. They marcb 
ed into the tastefully decorated Chap- 
el promptly at 3 p. m. Miss Sara 
Shisler the President of the class gave 
a splendid Opening Address. This 
was followed by "The Forest Hymn" 
given by Miss Linnie Dohner. The 
reciter brought to her audience the 
beautiful visions of Nature as given by 
the poet Bryant. Mr. Walter Long- 
.enecker then read an essay on "The 
Values of Trees," a subject which 
should interest every one of us. 

Miss Kathryn Leiter played the in- 
strumental solo for us. Her selection 
was "Celia." 

Prof. H. K. Ober was the main 
speaker of the afternoon. In his 
pleasing manner he talked to the Sen- 
iors and the audience on the subject 
of Nature and its Creator. The girls 
trio consisting of Misses Mary Fran- 
cis, Ella Holsinger and Kathryne 
Leiter sang the last selection viz, 
■'Trees." After that the seniors and 
the audience went out on the campus 
to plant the tree. The seniors select- 
ed as their memorial tree a "Silver 
Maple." After planting it they sang 
their class song and then adjourned. 
The program as a whole was a decid- 
ed success. 

Misses Inez Byers of Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. and Grace Burkhart of Ship- 
pensburg, spent the week-end of Apr- 
il 19 to 21, at this place. 

Ask the Seniors how they liked the 
evening before Arbor Day and whe- 
ther any ghosts were seen the same 
night at 10 p. m. 

Ask Miss M. Myers how she would 
like to spend a night under the bed. 

Ask Miss Crouthamel where to find 
frog eggs. 

Ask Miss Dohner how she likes ta 
play tricks by this time. 

Ask Miss Brenisholtz why she is 
afraid of centipedes and mice. 

Ask Mr. Kreider how he likes ta 
make errors in playing base ball. 

Ask Kathryne Burkhart how she 
likes to entertain "his" folks. 

Ask Eva Nolt why she likes ta 
paint china at 7.35. 

Ask Mr. Reber what he looks at 
when Miss Francis is not about. 


The Life of Harry D. Meyer On Col- 
lege Hill 

About seven years ago there came 
to College Hill a young man from 
Montgomery County. He came with 
the intention of preparing to teach 
school and after spending several 
terms here, he successfully passed the 
teacher's examination in his home 
county. In the fall of 1916 Brother 
Harry began teaching in a little school 
house where about thirty children 
gathered to learn their lessons, but 
above this, they had an opportunity 
to come in touch with a life which 
was dedicated to the promotion of 
soul-growth. For it was during the 
second term of his teaching that Har- 
ry singed the declaration of the Stu- 
dent Volunteers and decided to be- 
come a foreign missionary. 

In the fall of 1916 Harry came back 
to College Hill to continue his pre- 
paration for the Master's work, but 
owing to a physical breakdown dur- 



ing the summer vacation he was not 
able to continue his studies. After 
spending several months at a sanitar- 
ium Brother Moyer went to his home 
where he remained until his Employ- 
er called him to a higher field of ser- 

It was in the spring of 1916 that 
the writer learned to know and love 
this dear young brother. Often we 
strolled across hills and valleys for 
association and flowers. Much of the 
time was spent in talking over future 
plans for Harry had many bright and 


high ideals. Occasionally he would 
recite one of his favorite poems or 
read from his note book crowded with 
clippings, poems, and quotations. He 
was always pleasant. The writer 
never knew him to be "blue," or to 
harbor an ill-feeling toward anyone. 
To sum up his characteristics in one 
word, the writer can think of none 
more suitable than to say that Harrry 
was a "gentleman." 

His favorite song was, "Lead, Kind- 

ly Light ;" his favorite poem, "Each 
in His Own Tongue." His friends 
were many; his ideals, the highest; 
his plans, the Master's; his prayer al- 
ways, "Thy W!ill Be Done." 

By one who feels the loss of Har- 
ry's presence keenly. 

A. C. Baugher. 

Resolutions of Appreciation and 

In response to the public announce- 
ment of our worthy President's resig- 
nation and its acceptance, we the stu- 
dents of EHzabethtown Colege hereby 
wish to express our deep regret of his 
leaving the school ,and our sincere ap- 
preciation of his untiring service at 
this place for the past sixteen years. 

We have seen many sides of Dr. 

Reber's nature, his perseverance, his 

unselfishness, his uprightness, his 

power as a teacher, organizer, and 


We know that for these sixteen 
years he has given the best of his 
thought, time, and energy toward the 
promotion of the Christian ideals for 
which the college stands. 

He has always been interested in 
each student and has had a sense oi 
responsibility for each. We can truth- 
fully say that Dr. Reber has gained 
the good will and is holding the con- 
fidence and respect o. each student, 
who has learned to know him. 

In recognition of these qualities of 
our worthy president as a friend, 
teacher, and adviser, 

Be it resolved : 

I. That we thus express our sin- 
cere appreciation of his efforts in our 



2. That we thus express our heart- 
felt regret in losing so devoted a 
friend, so able a teacher, and so 
worthy a president. 

3. That we appreciate the expres- 
sion of his future interest in Eliza- 
bethtown College and in return we 
wish him a career of equal or even 
'^greater success in the future; and al- 
so extend to his family our best wish- 

4. That these resolutions be read 
at our regular Chapel exercises after 
which a copy be submitted to Dr. Re- 
ber and that they be published in 
"Our College Times." 

Anna Wt)lgemuth, 
A. C. Baugher, 
Sara C. Shisler, 
E. M. Hertzler, 

Signed by the student body 


Resolutions of Appreciation. 
To whom it may concern : : 

In the death of Mr. Harry D. Moy- 
er, of Vernfield, Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College 
lost a painstaking student and a loy- 
al supporter; therefore, 

We, the faculty and officers of Eli- 
zabethtown College, hereby express 
to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shisler, his 
foster parents, our appreciation of 
the following donation to the College 

History of England — Thomas. ' 
Pathfinder — Cooper. 
The New Students' Reference Work — 

5 volumes. 
The World at Work and Play. 

We also heartily commend this spir- 

it of generous sacrifice, this concern 
for the future welfare of our students, 
and this devotion to the cause of 
Christian Education. 

And, since God in His infinite wis- 
dom has removed from our midst one 
whose words brought cheer, and has 
left us to mourn a loss which we do 
not understand, we resolve 

That the bereft foster parents and 
family be commended to the Lord, 
whence comes the balm that heals the 
sorrows of life ; 

That we cherish in our memories 
the lofty aspirations of our brother in 
dedicating his life to the Foreign Mis- 
sion Cause, whenever and wherever 
God should call him ; 

That a copy of these expressions of 
appreciation and resolutions of sym- 
pathy be sent to his foster parents, 
that they be spread on the minutes of 
Elizabethtown College Faculty, and 
that they be published in "Our Col- 
lege Times." 

R. W. Schlosser, 
Floy Crouthamel, 
J. F. Graham, 



Bible Institute at York. 

Professors Ober and Nye conduct- 
ed a Bible Institute at York from 
April 5 to 7. Professor Ober deliver- 
ed a series of lectures on Sunday 
School subjects and also his popular 
lecture on "Child Rights" on Satur- 
dav evening. Professor Nye gave a 
series of lectures bearing on the var- 
ious phases of the "Life and Work of 
Christ." He also spoke on "Christ- 
'ian Education" on Saturday evening. 



The York Church of the Brethren 
has an enrollment of about 450 mem, 
bers and a Sunday School of about 
500 members. The attendance 
throughout was excellent and the in- 
terest and appreciation were splendid. 

Professor Schlosser conducted a 
series of evengelistic services in the 
JElrzabethtown Church of the Breth- 
ren, beginning Feb. 23 and closing on 
March 17. There were twenty-three 
confessions, among them were sever- 
al young people from the College. The 
interest in these services was shown 
iby the large audiences that greeted 
him from night to night. 

The Volunteer Mission Band gave 
a program in Ephrata Church of the 
Brethren on the evening of March 24. 
A very large and appreciative audi- 
ence was present. This was one of 
the most enthusiastic meetings the 
Volunteers have had the pleasure of 
enjoying. Ruth Bucher spoke on, 
"Preparation for Secret Prayer;" Na- 
than Myer spoke on, "Hindrances to 
Secret Prayer;" Sara Shisler spoke 
on, "The Act of Secret Prayer;" John 
Graham spoke on, "Our Conduct After 
Secret Prayer." These talks were 
followed by a sermon by Levi K. Zieg- 
ler on, "The Content of True Prayer 
For Missions." The College quartet 
sang three selections. 

The Volunteer Band gave a pro- 
gram at Newville, one of the outpost 
Sunday Schools of the Elizabethtown 
Congregation, on Saturday evening, 
March 30. The leading features of 
this program was a recitation by 
Charles Young, a talk by John Gra- 
hah on the Resurrection theme, and a 
sermon by Professor Nye. 

Since we have school on Saturday it 
has disorganized somewhat the reli- 
gious work that was a part of the Sat- 
urday program, such as the weekly 
consecration hour from 9 to ii a. m. 
for the Volunteers, and the Mission 
Study Classes. Some compromises 
are being made however, so that the 
spiritual culture is not entirely over- 
looked and neglected. On Sunday 
evenig, April 7, the Volunteers held a 
yery informal meeting to which all 
were invited who might be interested. 
A goodly number responded and the 
meeting proved to be one of the best 
of the term. 

An interesting Bible Institute was 
held in the Hatfield congregation, at 
the Hatfield House, April 12 to 14, by 
Dr. Reber and Professor Schlosser. 
Dr. Reber gave a series of lectures on 
dispensational subjects. Professor 
Schlosser, besides teaching on church 
doctrine gave his lecture on"Christian 
Education." The interest and attend- 
ance were of the very best through- 
out. At the last session on Sunday 
night, the house was too small for the 
crowd. Visitors from the adjoinig 
congregations were at some of the ses- 
sions of the Institute. 

Homerian Notes. 

On March 19 the Society met in 
private session and elected new offi- 
cers. The result of the election was 
as follows: Speaker, Ruth Bucher; 
vice president, Ephraim Meyer; secre- 
tary, Sara Shisler; librarian, Helen 
Oellig; critic. Dr. D. C. Reber; re- 
viewers, C. A. Baugher and Prof, Leit- 
er; chaplain. Miss Lydia Stauffer; 
monitor, Orlena Wiolgemuth. 



On March 29 the Homerians met in 
piiblic session. We were favored 
iwith a reading by Mrs. H. A. Via. 
A splendid oration, "You Can't Catch 
Yesterday" was given by E. G. Meyer. 
The next feature of the program was 
an instrumental duet, "Poet and Pea- 
sant" by Mrs. H. A. Via and Ruth 
Bucher. The address, "The Next 
Drive" by Dr. D. C. Rbtr was enjoy- 
ed by all. 

On Friday evening, April 12, the 
Joint Anniversary of the Keystone 
and Homerian Literary Societies was 
celebrated. The first number on the 
program was the singing of "Massa's 
'in the Cold, Cold Ground" by the 
male quartet. A splendid oration en- 
titled, "The International Mind" was 
given by Mr. John Kuhns '17. Miss 
Anna R. Eshleman '17 played a piano 
solo. The main feature of the pro- 
gram was an address on "Russian Lit- 
erature" by Theodore Herman, Prof. 
of Systematic Theology at Franklin 
and Marshal Seminary. The last fea- 
ture was the singing of "Voices of the 
Wood" by the ladies' chorus. 

The Homerian Society has been in 
existence for seven years. How many 
realize how much the Society has 
done for them? It has been training 
young lives. It has aimed to prepare 
'them for their work in the world. 
Public speaking has been especially 
emphasized. When young people be- 
come school teachers they must know 
how to express themselves. In fact, 
all people must know how to express 
themselves if they wish to accomplish 
something in this world. One mem- 
ber wishes to show his appreciation 
for what the Society has done for him. 

We feel grateful to him and thank him 
for his interest in the Society. This 
worthy member of the Society is Mr. 
L. D. Rose '11. He has donated fif- 
teen dollars in gold to be given as 
prizes to the two who deliver the best 
orations in a contest to be held for 
that purpose. 

This contest was held on Saturday 
evening, April 13. "The Model Col- 
lege Girl" was sung by the ladies' 
quartet. Mr. C. A. Baugher '17 de- 
livered an oration, "The Evolution of 
the Soul." An oration, "The Star of 
'Democracy" was delivered by Mr. J. 
F. Graham '17. Mrs. H. A. Via and 
Ruth Bucher played a piano duet, 
"Poet and Peasant." The judges were 
Dr. Chas. H. Ehrenfeld, Pres. of York 
Collegiate Institute, York, Pa., Rev. 
Frank Croman, Pastor of Lutheran 
Church. Elizabethtown, and Mr. L E. 
Shoop, head bookkeeper at Klein's 
chocolate factory, Elizabethtown, Pa. 
The first prize of ten dollars was 
awarded to Mr. J. F. Graham. The 
second prize of five dollars was award- 
ed to Mr. C. A. Ba,ugher. The clos- 
ing feature of the program was music, 
"Believe Me" by the ladies' quartet. 

At present Mr. C. A. Baugher and 
Mr. Ezra Wenger, two staunch mem- 
bers of the Society, are working on 
farms. We miss them in our meet- 
ings. Mr. Ephraim Hertzler, who ex- 
pects to be called to camp soon, is 
also greatly missed. Since these mem- 
bers are no longer with us we need 
new members. Let us boost and not 
knock. Long live the Homerian So- 



Keystone Society Notes. 

Society met in public session March 
I, at 8 o'clock in Society Hall. The 
following program was rendered : 
Recitation by Cora McKonly ; music, 
by the Society. Information class by 
Levi Ziegler, which all who took 
part enjoyed as well as the audience. 
Declamation by Lester Royer. The 
closing feature was an Essay, entitled 
"March" by Maria Myers. This num- 
ber showed splendid preparation and 
was well given. 

- Society met in public session March 
\I5, in Society Hall at 8 o'clock. The 
following program was rendered : 
Music by the Society. Recitation 
entitled, "Home Sickness" by Hulda 
Holsinger. Debate, Resolved, That 
the study of History is more beneficial 
than the study of Language; debated 
affirmatively by Miss Emma Landis 
and George Yeagley, negatively by 
Anna Enterline and Amnion Zeigler. 
The judges decided in favor of the 
affirmative side. The closing feature 
was a select reading by Daniel Baum. 

Society met in public session in So- 
ciety Hall March 22, at 8 o'clock. The 
program given was as follows : "De- 
scription of An Army Camp" by 
Laura Moyer. Essay, "Memories of 
Spring" by Mary Brubaker, which 
showed splendid preparation and was 
well given. Vocal solo entitled "Shin- 
ing by Miss Whealand. Symposium, 
"Which 'Brings Most Pleasure to 
Mankind, Music, Painting or Litera- 
ture" by Ella Holsinger, Cora Myer 
and Charles Young. The judges de- 
cided in favor of Literature. Instru- 
mental Duet, entitled "Up to Date 
March" by Miss Dennis and Miss 
Enterline. Closing feature was an 
Oration entitled "The Foreign Policy 

of Washington," by John R. Sherman. 
' Keystone Literary Society met in 
public session in Society Hall April 5, 
at 8 o'clock. The program of exercis- 
es was rendered as follows : Music, 
"Hush-a-bye My Baby" by the ladies' 
sextet which was very much enjoyed 
by the Society. A book review^ 
"Freckles" by Miss Ruth Reber show- 
ed splendid preparation and was much 
enjoyed. The reading form "Freck- 
les" by Mr. Sollenberger was well 
given. The closing feature was a se- 
lection of music entitled "All Hail the 
Shining Stars and Stripes" by the 
ladies' sextet. 


Athletic Notes. 

Tennis season is here, school will 
soon be over, but the students are 
making use of the short time which 
remains, the four courts being taken 
the best part of the time. 

Although there are only a few boys 
on College Hill in comparison with 
other terms, we have been able to have 
a few games of base ball. 

On April 5, 1918 the "Owls" met 
the "Roses" and defeated the latter by 
a score of 8 — i. 



Copeland, c i 2 i 10 2 O 

Edris, p 2 2 I 2 I O 

Sollenberger 2b. . . .2 i 2 i 2 o 

Meyer, N., If o o o 2 2 o 

King, lb I 2 2 5 o o 

Kreider, ss 2 o 2 2 4 O 

Fogelsanger, 3b. . . . i i o 2 o o 

Ziegler, A., cf o o i o o o 

Sullivan, rf o o o o o o 

Total 9 8 9 24 II o 



Good, c .0 I 2 9 I I 

Meyer, E., 2b o o o i o o 

Sherman, ss O O i 2 O O 

Wenger, H., ib o 0131a 

Rafifensberger, 3b. .000101 
Young, cf o o o 2 o o- 



Baum, If o o o i i i Score by innings: 

Reber, P o 00120 QwIs o i o 2 3 2 o x— 8 

Ziegler, L., rf. ...000000 Roses i oooooo o— i 

Abele, 2b o o o i o o _ , , ^ , . , ^ , 

Barnes, cf o o o o o o Struck out by Edris 9; by Reber 8; 

— Time of game, 2 hours ; umpire, L. Wl 

Total o I 4 21 5 3 Leiter; scorekeeper, P. Abele. 

Mr. A. L. Reber '13, who had 
held a position in Youngstown, Ohio, 
during the last winter came east a few 
iweeks ago. He expects to be called 
for the Army at an early date. While 
waiting he has secured the position of 
shipping clerk for the Klein Chocolate 

Mr. L E. Shoop '04, who was at one 
time Commercial teacher for his Alma 
Mater but who now is head book- 
keeper for the Klein Chocolate Com- 
pany, was a judge at a recent contest 
held by the Homerian Society. 

As the result of the two vacancies 
on the Executive Committee a special 
meeting of the Alumni now at school 
was held and they elected Miss Anna 
Wolgemuth and Prof. Leiter to fill the 

Mr. C. L. Martin '13 who was call- 
ed to Camp Meade several weeks ago 

has returned home not being able to 
meet the physical requirements. 

John G. Kuhns '17, a Sophomore at 
Franklin and Marshall College recent- 
ly delivered an oration at one of our 
programs. His oration was entitled, 
"The International Mind." He de- 
livered it in a splendid manner and 
we speak the highest praise for Mr. 

■ Mr. R. Elam Zug '16 recently a 
teacher, is now taking advanced work 
in stenography at Lancaster in pre- 
paration for oflfice work. 

Mr. J. D. Reber '14 recently employ- 
ed at Lititz, resigned his position at 
that place and has gone West to visit 
relatives, prior to being called into the 

■ Mr. John Hershey '16 has gone to 
■Bethany Bible School to pursue ^ a 
course in Bible Study. We wish him 
success in his new field of study. 

(§nx OInlbg? iSmm 

VOL. XV. EivizABETHTowN, Pa., June-July, 1918 Nos. 9-10 

Prohibition In Pennsylvania. 

Orlena Wolgemuth. 

A world-wide swing toward prohi- 
bition began at the opening of the 
war in 1914. People began to rea- 
lize that liquor hinders efficiency, pro- 
ductiveness and the conservation of 
food. Russia, France and England 
took a stand against liquor. 

Before the beginning of the year 
1917, twenty-five states had passed 
laws against liquor. Congress stop- 
ped the manufacture of distilled spir- 
its for the period of the war and gave 
the President the power to limit the 
use of foodstuffs in brewing. The 
states now have it in their power to 
ratify a prohibition amendment to the 
federal consitution. When thirty-six 
of the forty-eight states have voted 
on the proposed amendment, liquor 
wil be banished forever from the Unit- 
ed States. 

Today every Protestant organiza- 
tion is demanding prohibition. The 
Roman Catholic Church has taken no 
official stand, but has the largest tem- 
perance organizations. 

Science and industry are asking for 
prohibition. Science says that liquor 
caiuses some of the most prevalent 
diseases. Drunkards are not allowed 

in factories today. Even the man who 
tampers with the cup is not desired. 
In many places saloonkeepers who 
w^ant to locate near manufacturing 
plants are refused licenses. 

Pennsylvania is not entirely against 
prohibition since eighteen of the thir- 
ty-six members representing our state 
in the House of Representatives voted 
aye on the prohibition resolution. 
That Senator Penrose and Senator 
Vare have voted against the measure 
is not surprising because the liquor 
men have been their strongest sup- 
porters. But, the doom of the rum 
traffic is near. Pennsylvania has tak- 
(en an active part in the two other 
great crises in the country's history. 
In the Revolutionary War Pennsyl- 
vania joined hands with the other col- 
onies to free the American people 
from the oppressive rule of Great 
Britain. Today she is proud of her 
Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. 
She glories in the deeds of Franklin, 
Morris and Anthony Wayne. Valley 
Forge and Germantown awaken great 
memories throughout the land. In 
the Civil War she again did her share 
toward freeing this country from the 


traffic in human flesh. She will never 
forget her share in the glory of Get- 
tysburg, Will Pennsylvania fail in 
this third test of the American soul? 
If she persists in being the black 
state on the map her injury to her- 
self will be irreparable. The nation 
is asking for conservation of food and 
if Pennsylvania should declare that 
liquor must be considered first her 
disgrace would be immeasurable. 

Until recently New Jersey was her 
companion in the liquor traffic, but 
now she has adopted local option. 

If the people of Pennsylvania will 
vote for no candidate for office unless 
he declares publicly that he is favor of 
ratification Pennsylvania will be put 
among the thirty-six states that will 
free this nation from he liquor evil. 
The people of this state owe this to 
God and their fellowmen. 

The Blessings of Labor. 

Supera Martz. 

On a lavishly furnished pullman car 
a passenger exclaimed "What means 
(this lurid sky? What signify these 
acres of brilliant lights? Whence 
comes all this rumbling and clanking 
of machinery? Why do these thous- 
ands of workmen toil here night and 
day?" He was passing a great blast 
furnace necessary for our progress 
and needs. 

But who are these knights of the 
roads, tramping over the nation, beg- 
ging for their subsistence, and accom- 
plishing nothing in life? Are these 
vagabounds, in their filth, indolence, 
wickedness and debauchery of any use 
to humanity? Are they strong, hap- 
py and contented in their condition? 
No, work is necessary for peace of 
mind and health of body. Theirs is 
the condition resulting from physical 
idleness, and a mental idler is ever as 
'bad. Has an idle brain ever written 
a book, painted a picture, or made a 

law? "An idle brain is the devil's, 
workshop." Then the rich man of the 
Bible, who "fared sumptously every 
day" but neglected his spiritual life 
and after death "lifted up his eyes in^ 
hell" is a shocking but faithful ex- 
ample of the horrible consequences of 
spiritual idleness. 

On this subject Benjamin Franklin 
said "He that riseth late must trot all 
day and shall scarcely overtake his 
business by night, while laziness 
travels sO slowly that poverty soon 
overtakes him." "Sloth makes all 
things difficult but on the other hand 
industry makes all things easy. ' 
"Diligence is the mother of good 
luck," and "Se^st thou a man diligent 
in his work he shall stand before kings 
he shall not stand before mean men." 
Was not Franklin's life a living epi- 
tome of labor and of the blessings be- 
stowed upon an industrious person? 

Then, too, why do we cherish the 


memory of Sir Walter Scott? Only 
because he has given us priceless lit- 
erature? No, but also because of his 
lifelong- integrity and the amazing 
amount of work he accomplished in 
his life. He lived up to his motto 
"Never to be found doing nothing," 
and believing that "labor is a condi- 
tion God has imposed upon us all in 
every station of life." Surely labor 
was a blessing to him and thru him 
all are blessed. 

Again, Daniel Webster was a great 
man because he was a great worker. 
His speeches were all the result of 
long and laborious preparation, and 
only by tireless endeavor and practice 
was his wonderful delivery acquired. 

What was a blessing to hundreds 
of men such as these men were, is 
surely a blessing to all. Because 
civilization and morality depend upon 
unlimited and persistent toil, univer- 
sal labor is necessary to progress. If 
all useful employment should cease, 
do, you not see that we would drift 
into conditions worse than those of 
fthe dark ages? 

Not only civilization, but all things 
are possible to the industrious. "If 
you have talemts industry will improve 
them, if moderate ability industry 
will supply the deficiency." The life 
of Ruth shows that nothing is impos- 
sible or denied to industry. There is 
dignity and reward in any faithful ser- 
vice in a worthy cause. 

Besides work is necessary, for "it is 
the law of our being — the living prin- 
ciple which carries men and nations 
onward." Most people must toil with 
their hands as a matter of necessity in 
i>rder to live, but all must labor in 
some way to grow, for labor preserves 

the body. It toughens the muscle, 
for who has ever seen a blacksmith 
with weak arms? It strengthens the 
heart, for who has ever seen a devoted 
doctor or a brave general with a weak 
cowardly heart? It freshens the 
brain, for who has ever seen an ear- 
nest student who had not a quick, 
bright mind? Just as use polishes the 
iron pump handle, and disuse rusts 
it out, so with human beings, the right 
amount of labor keeps us growing and 
makes us more efficient for future use. 
'As the ore is smelted for use, -o 
man's bodies must be made useful to 
the world by submitting to and grate- 
fully accepting, unremitting toil of 
some kind. 

If we could live wihout work we 
■would not be happy for pleasure and 
■happiness, themselves depend upon 
labor. We must have a sense of toil 
before we can enjoy our leisure from 
labor. Are not the busiest people the 
happiest? Those who haven't enough 
to do are the discontented ones. 

Since all these blessings are be- 
stowed by labor, is anything ever at- 
tained without effort? Will the farms 
produce their bounteous crops to feed 
the people of the world without the 
work of tilling the soil? Will the 
'mines yield their rich and necessary 
minerals to feed ten thousand fur- 
naces and defy the winters cold in 
millions of homes without labor? Will 
the gossamer web of the caterpillar, 
the cotton and flax from the field, the 
fleece from the flock be gathered with- 
out the employment of thousands of 
men and w^omen? Has any forest 
been cleared, morass drained, or wil- 
derness been made "to bloom as tke 
rose" without human effort? Would 



the rivers be spaned by bfidges of 
strength and grandeur, the continents 
be united with bands of copper, and 
distance be eliminated by ships of 
steel, locomotives, telephones and tele- 
graph lines without the work of mil- 
lions of men? Could the business 
and commercial Avorlds, in all their in- 
tricacies be collected without the brain 
and muscular labor of thousands of 
men and women? 

Does not Nature, herself teach the 
necessity of labor? Plants are mak- 
ing food for man, trees are regulating 
the elements of the atmosphere, for 
(man to breathe, bees are patiently 
gathering honey, the sun is giving us 
energy, winds are controlling the sea- 
'sons, clouds are bringing rain in due 
;time and the coral animal by long 
and persevering toil is building is- 

lands under the sea. Does not this 
teach the necessity, the system and 
the dignity of labor? 

Then, shall we not take the lesson 
from humanity and from Nature? "Let 
us be up and doing with a heart for 
any fate." Are we base, ignoble crea- 
tures unable to will do do? We must 
act that each succeeding day show us 
heights still to be attained. When 
the skies grow dark and failure stares 
us in the face, shall we stand dismay- 
ed in the strife? 

No, let us welcome each rebluflf. 
That turns earth's smoothness rough 
Each string that bids not sit nor stand 
but go ! 
Be our joys three parts pain! 
Strive, and hold cheap the strain : 
Learn, nor account the pang; dare 
never grudge the throe ! 

The Mission of the Red Cross In the 
Present War. 

Lottie J. Nies, 

Before 1863 in the time of war men 
lay wounded and bleeding on the bat- 
tlefield for hours without any help. 
They were compelled to lie there and 
to think probably of their friends at 
home whom they perhaps would nev- 
er see again. Death by exposure 
stared them in the face. Death with- 
out any water to allay their fever and 
to wash their wounds, with no shelter 
to protect their bodies from the swel- 
tering sun or the pelting rains ; with- 

out any spiritual adviser and with no 
loving hand to make them as comfor- 
table as possible in the hour of suffer- 
ing. Such was the general condition 
of the soldier in those days. 

Soomeone observing the circustan- 
ces attending the wounded or dying 
soldier felt a need and conceived the 
happy thought of ministering to the 
suffering. As a result in 1863 the Red 
Cross was organized. Ever since they 
have been working for the good of hu- 
manity in peace and in war. 



\\^hat does the emblem of the Red 
Cross signify? The badge of the So- 
ciety is a red cross on a white back- 
ground. The cross is a symboHcal 
representation of the cross upon which 
Christ died. It is red on account of 
its being dyed in blood. It stands on 
a white background because through 
the cross of Christ the world was jus- 
tified and made pure. This then is a 
very fitting symbol for tht association 
whose principal work is on the bloody 
battlefield ministering to the fallen 
'hero. The people who enlist in its 
•ranks arc supposed to be volunteers 
and as such do all in their power to aid 
the work. 

Rut what is the Red Cross Organi- 
zation? Geddes Smith says, "Business 
is business, philanthropy is sometimes 
business ; but the Red Cross is bigger 
than business and overtops philanth- 
ropy. From a humanitarian stand- 
point the Red Cross works in such 
a way as no other organization does. 

The mission of the Red Cross in the 
present crisis is indeed large and re- 
sponsible. The World's Work says 
that the mission of the Red Cross may 
be divided into three main divisions : 

First — To be ready to care for our 
soldiers and sailors on duty wherever 
and whenever they are needed. 

Second — To shorten the war by 
strengthening the morale of the world 
by alleviating their sufiferings in the 

Third — To lay the foundations for a 
universal peace, by extending a mes- 
sage of practical relief and sympathy 
to the civilian population among the 
warring nations, carrying to them an 
expression of the finest side of the 
American character. 

Shall \vc now consider the mission 
of the Red Cross under these tliree 
heads? The mission of the organiza- 
tion is first of all to be ready to care 
for our soldiers and sailors on duty 
w^hercver and whenever they are need- 
ed. The Red Cross workers are ready 
to do any work required of them at 
any time and at any place. They are 
always equipped and always on the 
alert for opportunities to render ser- 
vice. One incident is cited in which 
an American transport was sunk. The 
survivors had nothing which they 
owned except the scanty clothing" 
which they wore. When the reached 
a port in France the American Red 
Cross workers took them in, gave 
them food and clothing and communi- 
cated with the families of those who 
were saved. They advanced wages 
to some and cashed checks for others. 

Moreover its mission extends to 
even a broader field, which constitut- 
es my second point. Its mission is 
to shorten the war — by strengthening 
the morale of warring people by alle- 
viating their sufiferings in this period 
of war. In the first place what does 
the much used word "morale" mean? 
\\^ebster defines it as the condition as 
afifected by. or dependent upon, such 
moral of mental factors as zeal, spir- 
it, hope, confidence of an army. The 
Red Cross workers have been cheer- 
ing the people up to the best of their 
ability. They go right up to the firing 
line and pick up the wounded men and 
take them into the hospitals. Could 
any thing give a soldier more courage 
and cheer than to know that he will 
be cared for w^hen wounded. Then, 
Itoo. it saves a lot of worry for the 
home folks if thev know that their 



boys are cared for. They feel a great- 
er freedom in giving their boys for 
service. The Red Cross will not only 
care for the soldiers but their service 
is extended to alleviating the suffering 
among the people whose homes are 
ruined, whose husbands and sons are 
(gone, who are without support and 
perhaps without food and proper 

In Italy in the midst of all the havoc 
^'Of war and miser}^ the Red Cross 
workers were very busy. They shel- 
tered the helpless, lost, and unprotect- 
ed, and gave them food and clothing. 
They also assist the needy families of 
the soldiers who are at the front. 
What greater assistance than this can 
be given to strengthen the morale of 
soldiers and people? , 
^ The foregoing points have had to 
deal with the mission of the Red Cross 
in a temporal sense. The greatest 
services devolving upon the organiza- 
tion to render to humanity is to lay 
;the foundations for an enduring peace 
by extending a message of practical 
relief and sympathy among the war- 
ring nations, carrying to them an ex- 
pression of the finest side of tlae 
American character. 

AVe know that universal peace shall 
pot be established by man. Man has 

been crying "Peace, peace," but he 
has failed. Still shall this hinder us 
from fielping our brothers in their 
troubles and trials? The Red Cross 
Bias been giving relief to both allies 
&nd enemies. It has been displaying 
the best side of the American charac- 
ter to the nations abroad. What 
greater and more abiding service can 
any organization render to mankind? 
Indeed the Red Cross will have 
idone a wonderful work when it has 
fufilled its mission. We need the true 
Christian spirit to carry out its mis- 
sion. It must have the support of the 
home base. Can we not see the souls 
of those on the battlefield crying for 
help that none can give except Christ 
thru us? Those boys must be help- 
ed. We will have to do it. To-day 
we hear the Alacedonian call for good 
Samaritan workers to fulfill the mis- 
sion of the Red Cross. Workers who 
are willing to sacrifice wealth, honor, 
and home ; ready to give their lives 
if need be. Shall the call go unans- 
wered? Can we as professing Christ- 
ians fail to help to fulfill the mission 
of the Red Cross with clear conscien- 
ces? Let us remember that Christ 
said, "In as much as ye have done 
it unto one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto me.." 



CLASS OF 1918 

Back row, left to right — Norman Copeland, Ella S. Holsinger, Ezra D. Kinzie, Mary Rittenhouse, Aaron G. 
Edris, Marian Reese. Front row — Ezra Wenger. Anna M. Landis. Salinda DohneV, Sara C. Shissler, Mary 
J. Francis. Walter G. Longenecker, Kathryne E. Leiter 



History and Prophecy of the Class of 1918 


In writing this short history and 
prophecy we shall aim to record what 
we as a class were ; what we are ; how 
we became what we are ; what we will 
be and how we will become what we 
will be. In doing" this there are two 
essential things necessary. First, we 
must have something to say and sec- 
ond, we must have a sensible reason 
for saying it. Now to question wheth- 
er there is anything to say about the 
class would show the lack of informa- 
tion. Here are twelve reasons for 
writing which are live and sensible. 

Of ct^urse about some there is more 
to write than about others because 
they are older. If I do not write the 
same amount about every member it 
is either because I do not know enough 
about them or else I know too much 
and did not know what to take. Fur- 
ther, I would have you know that each 
one of the class wrote their own his- 
tory and are predicting their own fu- 
ture. I am only the chronicler and if 
you like it, it is because thev made 

it so. 


In gathering and compiling these re- 
cords old family Bibles were consult- 
ed ; the dusty volumes of memory 
were perused folklore, legends and dic- 
tionaries of slang were transcribed. 
We further wish to acknowledge the 
untiring eflforts of the President of our 
class, who stimulated all members to 
forward the desired information ; the 
promptness of the class in responding 
with such as thev had. To Prof. Flov 

Crouthamel who took time to read the 
manuscript, strike off the rough edges 
and censor it according to the custom 
and dictates of the conscience of Eliza- 
bethtown College Faculty ; and to all 
the members of the faculty who guid- 
ed us in making our history while at 
school and helped to set the pivots of 
our destinies. 

The Class As a Whole. 
This is a fine graduating class. We 
need not prove it and we are most too 
modest to admit it. If it is not the 
best it is surely on the keenest rival 
terms with the best. It is also a very 
interesting class taken from many 
angles. First of all it has a woman 
for its President. Second, no matter 
how you look at the class it spells va- 
riety. The ages extend from the 
youngest to the oldest. The aims are 
all the way from being a home builder 
and missionary to living for pleasure 
and making money. In appearances 
and activities anyone that tries to ex- 
ceed us has our sympathy. Every 
member of the class has faults but we 
again pity the person who sees only 
our faults because that person can't 
help but be miserable. Of course 
none of us worry and that is another 
reason why the class is so unique. 
Our motto in that respect is "He that 
is of a merry heart has a continual 
feast." We heartily believe that the 
very best time to be happy is now. 
As each day brings new duties. So 
each year brings new beauties. That 
all are young and attractive cannot be 
disputed. Were we to liken the mem- 



^bers of the class to verbs and parse 
them, it would run like this: Some are 
regular and transitive others irregular 
and intransitive but all are finite 
Some are active while others are pas- 
sive but they are all in a jolly mood. 
Some have a case and are governed 
by the subject. But they are all in 
third person because they are the per- 
sons the Juniors and others talk about. 

Things to be Remembered. 
Class Organization — Sept. 24, 1917. 
Colors — Purple and Gold. 
Flower — Iris. 

Motto— Thru difficulties to grandeur 
Number in Class — 13. 
Number of Courses Represented — 5. 
Favorite meeting place — Room A, at 

12:35. -^ 

Arbor Day Program — April 19, 1916. 

Class tree — Silver Maple. 

The time the Senior Girls had a blow 

out. ' - 

Class President — Miss Shisler. 

Aaron G. Edris, our class Orator, 
who also won first prize in the Key- 
stone Oratorical Contest is a Lebanon 
Co. boy and is a good representative 
from his community. He is a farmer 
by trade but is now seeking higher 
education. He is second to the young- 
'est in a family of nine. He and his 
brothers, he says, have only one sister. 
H'C attended the public schools near 
^is home and also graduated from 
his home township high school in 1917. 
Last fall he appeared on College Hill 
for the first time. He has proven 
himself to be a good student and this 
year finishes the College Preparatory 
course. All year he was working in 
Hertzler Bros, store to keep himself 
supplied with pin money. He admits 

that he is a great talker. He says that 
is what he can do best. Well go 
ahead Aaron. The world needs men 
who are not afraid to express them- 
selves. Mr. Edris when in school 
the first year and learning to spell his 
name could not understand the capital 
letters so he said Big A, little A, r-o-n. 
Every member of the class will also 
remember Mr. Edris by something 
else. He is the one who kept the bag 
and reminded us to pay our dues. But 
/what will happen to Mr. Edris next 
year and afterward, we do not know 
but Uncle Sam might call him because 
he will be eligible then. He will, i^ 
not called, come back to school to 
continue to work on his College 
course. Teaching is his aim and we 
all hope to see him in the future ren- 
dering helpful service to the rising 
generation. »- ^ « ^ ^ 

Mary Francis,, a bright little girl 
from Lebanon come to College last 
fall and is now finishing the English 
-Scientific Course. Previous to this 
she had attended the schools of Leba- 
non and graduated from the Lebanon 
High Schoo in '17. Miss Francis be- 
came a christian in 1912. She is the 
oldest of a family of six. She says she 
owes most of her training and teach- 
ing to her p.arents who are both active 
workers in the Church of the Breth- 
ren. Her sports are many. Her good 
times are frequent. She has no cares. 
She takes no thought for the morrow. 

Reber had her. 
Then Bard Kreider, 
And got her, 
Life is now no longer an empty dream 
Things are now what they seem. 



Miss Francis is preparing" to be a 
trained nurse. We hope she may re- 
lieve the sufferings of many and heal 
many broken hearts. 

Miss Anna Landis, from Rheems is 
the Baby of the class. Harrisburg 
and Mount Joy were her former 
homes. Her school days were spent 
at Rheems and Elizabethtown College, 
as a day student for the last two 
years. She completes the Stenogra- 
phic course this year. Her parents 
had the most influence upon her life 
she says, and for them she is working, 
and also intends to be her fathers 
office girl and chauffeur. She says 
that is all but we believe that her 
school training will help her to be use- 
ful in even many more ways. 

Linnie Dohner. This is a remark- 
able girl. She knows the college well 
and the college knows her well. Ask 
her how it all happened. Perhaps be- 
cause she was dining room girl. She 
\vas born in Schuylkill Co. near the 
Blue Mountains. That possibly ac- 
counts for her robust physique and 
masculine nature. She is the baby in 
a family of eight. Here is a riddle, 
if she is the baby how old is the oldest? 
|She attended the public schools and 
Elizabethtown College where she at- 
tended several years working in the 
dinning room all the time. She is this 
year finishing the Commercial course. 
Much of her time was spent at Neffs- 
ville home, where Elder I. W. Taylor 
had much influence upon her life. She 
had been a christian howe\'er since 
fourteen years of age. During her 
vacations she worked at summer re- 
sorts. This widenen her experience 
and developed her originality, which 

she used when returning to college. 
Her tricks and masquerade are well 
known. She is very kind and oblig- 
ing and will help others at every op- 
portunity. She has already secured a 
position as stenographer in the Kreid- 
er shoe factory. She thinks she will 
enjoy it because there are only girls in 
the office. It might seem a bit lone- 
some, nevertheless, we wish her all 
kinds of success. 

Miss Ella Holsinger is not bashful 
anymore. She is a sister to Hulda 
Holsinger, that girl t hat runs the 
Ford. She was born in Ridgley, Md., 
and claims the birthright in a family 
of six, and attended school there. She 
became a christian at the age of eleven. 
A few years ago she came to College 
Hill and with her going to school has 
worked in the Culinary department. 
She graduates this year in the Steno- 
graphic course. She is well known to 
the faculty, some boys, and the hall 
teachers. She has already secured a 
position in town as a stenographer and 
will begin work after Commencement. 
She will not always be a stenographer 
(because she might some day go to 

Mr. Walter Longenecker who is 
also a Lebanon Co. boy takes a nice 
picture and likes to go to Lititz. He 
is the baby in a family of three. He 
lived on the farm all his life attending 
public school including Annville High 
School from which he graudated in '17, 
Last fall he arrived here and is thi-s 
spring finishing in the Agricultural 
course. He became a christian in 
1915. He used to be very bashful but 
that wore off gradually in High 
School. There are still times when it 



gets the better of him. When reciting 
in class he always closes with the ex- 
pression "and things like that" indicat- 
ing to the teacher that his stock of 
knowtddge is not nearly exhausted 
It is never good to say all one knows. 
He is preparing to be a farmer. Next 
Vear he wants to continue his prepa- 
ration. He intends to finish an Agri- 
cultural course at State College. Since 
lie lived on the farm and is planning 
for all the training we know he will 
succeed as a farmer. Ten years from 
now he will have his own farm and 
we'll all go to visit him. 

Miss Marion Reese, a day student 
from West High St., has traveled the 
road to learning for the last two years. 
She is this year finishing in the Com- 
mercial course. Previous to this she 
had attended the schools of Elizabeth- 
town where she. was taught to sit 
quiet and not to talk so much. When 
Very small she liked to dress up the 
kitten in dolls clothes and she did hate 
the boys. We thiwk this last has worn 
off some. She used to have large 
dimples in her face which she thought 
were holes. She likes very much to 
read and play out door games. She 
intends to be a stenographer and judg- 
ing from the past we have every rea- 
son to believe that she will be a good 
one because she is such a diligent 
worker and is always cheerful. In 
1915 she became a christian and this 
meant a new life for her and possibly 
accounts for her diligence and cheer- 
fulness and her bright prospects for 
the future. She will not however re- 
main a stenographer always. That is 
Mot natural. 

Miss Mary Rittenhouse rooms with 
the president (Of the class). Of 

course she is bigger than any of the 
pther girls, but she is not the oldest. 
She was born in Norristown during the 
Spanish American War, has lived 
there all the time with her mother un- 
til she came to Elizabethtown except 
one year when she was in Philadel- 
phia. Her mother who is her only pa- 
rent living was the main influence on 
her life. She became a christian in 

1916. Before attending College she 
went to High School two years. She 
Came here in the fall of 1916 and has 
been here two years. She completes 
the advanced Commercial course this 
year. She pounds the typewriter 
well and has already done some office 
work in town. We have heard no- 
thing about her future except that she 
wants to become some one's private 
secreary. Who will employ her? She 
won't Beet em. We know she will 
stay big and we trust she may become 
yet bigger in many ways. 

Mr. Irwin Goodman who was this 
year teaching in Martinsburg, W. Va., 
originally came from Reading, Berks 
Co., Pa. He taught in this state, New 
York, Maryland, and West Virginia. 
In 1916 he first appeared on College 
Hill and took work during the summer 
continuing his work the following 
spring and summer besides doing work 
by correspondence. He finishes the 
Pedagogical course this year. He 
pipes well and is an excellent student. 
His ample preparation will indeed 
guarantee his usefulness as a teacher. 

Mr. Ezra D. Kinzie, our class poet, 
has the longest history and one can 
more nearly prophesy his future be- 



pause he is nearer there. Before say- 
ing more I must record one of the big 
influences on his Hfe. When just a 
little tot he was very fond of the 
^girls and used to run away for his 
Grandmother and when she came to 
find him the little girls hid him among 
the flowers. But Pharoah's daughter 
did not find him it was his grand- 
'mother and she took him home and 
reared him. This caused him to con- 
clude that girls get boys into trouble 
and he has avoided them ever since. 
Although since that his feelings have 
been mellowed and since he is of age 
he will speak for himself. His motto 
is "For real quality one must not be 
too hasty to select." 
,Mr. Kinzie who is a deacon in the 
Brethren Church and also a foreign 
missionary volunteer, was born and 
reared in Troutyille, Va. He is sec- 
ond to the oldest of ten children. He 
became a Christian at the age of thir- 
teen. Early in his life he being influ- 
enced by books he read andtalks he 
heard decided to be a missionary. To 
prepare for this great work he conse- 
crated himself to the service and be- 
gan to study people wherever he met 
^hem. To get a still beeter imder- 
standing of human nature he traveled 
a great deal, spending two winters in 
Cuba, one year in California, and sev- 
eral years in Ohio and Illinois. At 
each place he found such an abundance 
of information that he could not have 
well afforded to miss them. Not only 
has he traveled a great deal but at- 
tended school also. He attended 
Daleville College for some time. One 
year he was at Mt. Morris College, and 
part of five years he spent at Bethany 
Bible School. This last year he was 

at this school and is finishing the x\gri- 
cultural course this spring. This 
school he says give him as he says 
new vigor and a greater vision of the 
resources of strength for retaining 
the purity of the church. He has in 
the main earned his own way while 
traveling and going to school. He now 
^ contemplates to return to Bethany 
'to wholly finish the Bible Teachers"^ 
Training Course. After which he is 
ready for the field which is Argentina, 
S. A., where he wants to found an in- 
dustrial home for orphans and instill 
into their lives the love of Christ. Mr. 
Kinzie is thoroughly an upright Christ 
ian as evidenced in his relations to. 
others. He is undemonstrative in his 
outward actions but when once known 
and understood one cannot fail to re- 
cognize the tinge of Christlike emo- 
tion which permeats his entire being 
thus magnifying the one whom he 
serves. To whom he will look for 
help in his work and therefore he will 
succeed. The best wishes of all of us 
attend thee whose future address is 
somewhere in Argentina. 

Miss Kathryn Leiter, a student from 
the famous Cumberland Valley is the 
secretary of our class. She has on re- 
cord all the proceedings of the class 
meetings and also all the motions and 
emotions of the class. She was born 
in Greencastle, went to school there 
including High School. Often she 
came to Elizabethtown College to vis- 
it and three years ago she came to 
take up regular work. She graduates 
this year in the English Scientific 
course. Ever since she is here she 
liked outings, socials and frequently 
enjoyed them and sometimes that 



which folUnved in entertaining- the siv 
■cial cc^mniittee and otliers. She is 
the mnsician .of our class and plays ac- 
cording- to taste. Miss Leiter intends 
to teach but she does not say what 
happens then. Probably she will go 

Last of all but not least. Miss Sara 
Shisler. the busy president of our class 
Is a Foreign M'issioiiar}" Volunteer. 
Her full consecration to her future 
work cannot be questioned. However 
her energies are not bent so hard to- 
'ward that end but that she finds time 
to help cheer and encourage those 
about her and scatter rays of God's 
sunshine all along her path. She was 
1)orn in the nineties on Sunny Heights 
Farm, Montgomery Co., being the 
T^aby in a family of three. Public 
schools and one year in High School 
were her educational advantages be- 
fore she came to Elizabethtown Col- 
lege in 1912 where she remained until 
1914. The following three years were 
spent in the Pedagogical chair at 
Vernfield. From what we have learn- 
ed she met with much favor and was 
thoroughly successful as a teacher 
not only in teaching cold facts, but in 
drawing out and indelibly impressing 
those plastic minds with the real ele- 
ments of life. 

Each spring term she returned to 
College and this entire last year was 
spent here to complete the Pedagogi- 
cal course. Her mother had the great- 
er influence on her life, but Eliza- 
bethtown College comes second. It 
gave her, as she testifies, broader vis- 
ions, higher ideals and deeper convic- 
tions. Altho she seems to be of a 
meditative turn of mind and does like 

reading and studying latin best, yet 
she finds time to play tennis and take 
hikes with Miss Stauffer. Of course 
there is a reson for her being thus, be- 
cause when (|uite small she had no 
playmates and had only pets and dolls 
to amuse herself. To these .she talked 
and since they ould not answer and 
interrupt her she talked some more. 
Not only was her talking limited to 
pets. When she was taken to the 
photographer her mc.ther could hardly 
•fetop her talking to snap the picture. 
Talking then to her is a talent and a 
;neans of defense as evidenced when 
the Victrola man from Lancaster" was 
here. We cannot say her doom is 
Sealed, but we can say her future is 
insured and in ten years she will be on 
the mission field with whom we do 
not know. 

By no means get an idea that this 
is all., We have only left you see us 
as far as is good for you. We have 
not written all the faults and by far 
not all the good things. This history 
will have to be revised and enlarged 
from year to year and finally some will 
be bound together. May the memo- 
ries of the class of 1918 live long in the 
minds of every person that knows 


To Prof. Floy Crouthamel who has 
been our class advisor and who has 
given us valuable suggestions in all 
pur w^ork, thus guaranteeing the suc- 
cess of these exercises and whose 
teachings and practices during the en- 
tire year have established a record 
that is far reaching in its effect and 
vitalizing in its influence. 

To her we dedicate this short his- 
tory. Ezra Wenger 



The story of every life is history 
whether it is written on unwritten. 
We are all historians, adding a new 
page each day. To-day we are giving 
|you a few facts from some pages of 
lour lives, and also a few things that 
we believe will be facts in the future. 
Mr. Wenger our Vice President is 
Class Historian and Prophet and we 
believe it will be of interest to you to 
know something about the author of 
his new history. We shall give you a 
few echoes of the past, some facts of 
the present, and several glimpses into 
the future. 

Mr. Wenger was born on a farm in 
(Lebanon county in 1895. He is the 
third youngest of a family of twelve 
children. He says that Solomon's rod 
'wielded by his parents has had a per- 
tnanent influence on his life, you can 
of course all tell that the efifeet was 
igood. If you could hear him tell 
about his boyhood days you would 
have a good estimate of his early life, 
for those days were full of boyish 
pranks. He worked on the farm dur- 
ing the summer and attended Public 
School in the winter until he was sev- 
enteen years old. Then he experienc- 
ed a red letter day, his first day at 
Elizabethtown. After attending two 
terms here he taught school for three 
years, and has. now spent the last two 
years on College Hill. The place has 
had some very lasting influences on 

his life. During the first term here he 
became a Christian. The influence of 
his teachers has also been a great fac- 
tor in mouding his character. Then, 
too, he has found the place very con- 
ductive to the development of the so- 
cial nature. He is very sociable as he 
often evidenced at the social functions 
which he enjoys so much. 

In order that you may become bet- 
ter acquainted with him it might be 
.interesting to know some things he 
likes. All the College people can 
guess one of them, "good eats," of 
course ; some others are good books, 
going on hikes, optimism, and a smile 
from everybody.. But he has some 
dislikes too. Two of them are fret- 
ting and Latin. He doesn't fret or 
worry because there is no use to wor- 
ry about things he can't help, and the 
things he can help, he does help. He 
doesn't spend much time on Latin 
either because he is too conscientious. 
Now you are all eager to see some 
glimpses into the future. At present 
he is farming and is a real farmer too, 
but he does not expect to stay th&re. 
When the war is over he intends to 
continue school work for a number of 
years after which he expects to enter 
service on the foreign field. His aims 
are high and we feel sure that his life 
will be a success. You will hear 
more about him later. He is a hard 
worker and will do things worth while. 

Sara Sliisler. 




HELEN GRACE OELLIG '17, Editor-in-Chief 
RUTH S. BUCHER, '19, Ass't Editor 


A. C. Baugher '17 Bxrhanges 

Bard E. Kreider '18 Athletics 

Ezra Wenger Business MgT. 

Henry Wenger Ass't Mgr. 

Ruth Kilhefner '17 Art 

.School Notes 

Nathan Meyer | 

Buth S. Bucher '16. .. j 

John F. Graham '17 Alumni Notes 

John R. Sherman '20 K. L. S. Notes 

Orlena Wolgemuth Homerain Notes 

Religious Notes Levi K. Zeigler 'W 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societies of Eiizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
files, and arrears charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at expira- 

Report any change of address to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Eiizabethtown PostofBce. 

What Shall I Do Next Year? 

Boys and girls, young men and wo- 
men everywhere are facing the above 
question. With the increased demand 
for labor everywhere it is a question 
easily answered by every one with or- 
dinary ability to work. Wages, gen- 
erally, are good. We are urged be- 
cause of a real or fancied need for 
money to go to work, to enter upon a 
position of some -sort. 

It is a sad fact that many of our boys 
and girls coming from the elementary 

and high schools are being induced to 
enter factories or shops and to give up 
all attempts at securing a broader edu- 
cation. This is not as it should be. 

The world, as never before, needs 
-iiien and women of efificiency. It de- 
mands the best. Prof. Ober drew our 
attention a few weeks ago to the fact 
that while we often content with an 
8o or 90 per cent in examinations the 
world demands 100 per cent. The man 
who cannot write a bu.'^iness letter 
without a mistake, who cannot get his 



books to balance is not the man the 
world is looking for. 

\^'e are standing on the shoulders of 
those who went before us. We are 
expected to reach their height plus the 
achievement of our own generation. 
The world expects more of us than it 
did of our grandfathers. Our oppor- 
tunities are much greater. There was 
a time when only the rich could se- 
'cure an education. That time is gone 
forever. Every man with a desire to 
know and a good supply of ambition 
can secure a good education in these 

A father who says, "John knows as 
much as I and I got along. I guess 
he can too," does not know what he is 
talking about. He does not realize 
that the world demands more of John 
than it ever did of him. And John 
must get ready to meet the demand. 

In order to give to the world our 
best we ought to be in training for a 
number of years at a good Christian 
College. It may mean a sacrifice on 

the part of parents. We wish all pa- 
rents might feel as one expressed him- 
self lately. He said, 'T said to my 
wife the other day. All three of our 
children shall go to school. It will 
mean a number of years full of sacri- 
fices on our part. But we will be giv- 
ing them something that can never 
be taken from them." 

In view of these things every young 
man and woman ought to say, "next 
fall I am going to school." Those of 
Us who are in school are there for no 
selfish reason. We realize that men 
are needed everywhere. We realize 
that many of us could fill a position 
creditably now. But we realize more 
fully that after spending a few years 
in securing an education we can be of 
more service to the world at large. 

We wish we might impress on the 
young people the opportunity they 
have and might urge them in every 
possible manner to go to school and 
keep on going to school.. 





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11 — IS 

L — is 

Z — is 


B— is 

E — is 

T— is 

H— is 
T— is 

O— is 

W— is 



for Education, the safeguard of 

liberty. , 

for life, and life that never ends, 
for influence, a power for good 

or evil, 
for zeal, one of the ingredients 

of success, 
for the alumni, those loyal 

for books, those lighthouses in 

the sea of time, 
for endowment funds, one of 

our needs. 
for teachers, who equip human 

souls for life's service, 
for habits, the cables we weave, 
for trustees, who direct college 

for opportunity,, that some- 
thing which we use or lose, 
for work,, just the thing we 

need to grow strong, 
for needs, money, Messrs. and 


is for call, "Come to College Sept. 
2, 1918" 

O — is for Ober, the President elect. 

L — is for lessons, the dish the teach- 
ers daily serve. 

L — is for love, one of the three Christ- 
ian graces. 

E — is for Elizabethtown, the name of 
College town. 

G — is for grow, good, -great and grad- 

E — is for environment, one of the 
three elements in the making 
of a man. 

The following are prospective teach- 
ers for the coming school term : Miss- 
es Mar}' and Lettie Baughter, Nies, 
Eberly, Margaret Oellig, Ada and 
Martha Young, Harlacher, Shope, 
Mover, Burkhart, Ziegler, Price and 
^lessrs. Wenger, Sherman, N. Meyers 
and Young. Some of these may, how- 
ever come back to College Hill again 
in the fall to finish certain courses. 

Mr. Clarence Sollenberger spent the 
week-end. May 5 and 6. 1918, at the 
home of Mr. Samuel King in Rich- 
land. The following week Mr. King 
was home with Mr. Sollenberger at 
Carlisle. They returned to school in 
Mr. Sollenberger's Overland. 

The prizes in the Current Events 
Contest were awarded to the follow- 
ing: First prize of $10, to IMr. John 
F. Graham '17; second prize of $5, to 



Miss Eva Arbegast '17 and the third 
prize of $2.50 to Charles Young '20. 

On Saturday afternoon, May nth, 
the students and teachers were rested 
from their school work by an outing 
to a place two miles north west of Col- 
lege Hill The party left the College 
in pairs and groups of two three or 
more. At 3. 30. the party reached its 
destination which was a little red 
school house. There the party was 
scattered, with the understanding that 
they would come to that place for the 
luncheon. Then they hunted flowers, 
made whistles, etc., in the beautiful 
wood near by. At five o'clock the 
party gathered near the school house 
and what should they see but a most 
appetizing luncheon : Ice cream, sand- 
wiches, pickles, chocolate cake and the 
like. This luncheon was followed by 
the playing of the following games : 
D'ollar, Dollar; Bird, Beast and Fish, 
and Tag the Third. The at 6:30 the 
party returned to College Hill. 

Miss K. Now you must be good— 
your aunt is here. 

Miss Good Am I not good always? 

Miss Kilhefner — Miss Martz should 
be at our table to tell us a story. 

Miss Ziegler — Did you hear the 
story of Pap, Pap. 

Unanimously "No." 

"Miss Ziegler, tell, us", said Miss 

Miss Ziegler — Pap and Mam were 
once quarreling. Each thought the 
other had the easiest work. So they 
degided to change their work. Pap was 
to work in the house and Mam at the 
barn. But Pap wanterl to please Mam 
and «o he decided to watch the cow, 
which, was to be pastured near a 30-ft. 
embankment, in additi.on to his house 
duties. Therefore he tied a rope to 
the cows leg and connected the rope 
via. of the chimney to his leg. One 
'day when Pap was making pap f®r 
dinner the cow wandered so near the 
embankment that she actually fell 
down and iramediatelp Pap went up 

through the chimney. A little later 
Mam came running in the house to tell 
Pap that the cow fell down the em- 
bankment, wh.en she saw Pap look- 
ing down the chimney. Mam put a 
bed below at the lire place and quickly 
went and cut the rope to get Pap out 
of his dilemma. Then Pap who had 
the pan of pap in his hands fell down 
on the bed in the pap. That was 
Pap, pap. 

All the students and teacTiers who 
have learned to know Dr. Reber feel 
indeed the loss of a teacher and 
friend by his resignation. To show 
the appreciation of Dr. Reber's work 
as a teacher and president, the Co.l- 
lege student body, teachers and trus- 
tees have each drawn up resolutions 
of appreciation and regret. The same 
day the Dr. Reber resigned the stu- 
dent body unanimously decided to 
frame written resoltions which were 
read at our regular Chapel exercises. 
The following day the faculty gave a 
farewell social to Dr. Reber and his 
wife. At the Alumni meeting during 
Commencement week the Alumni read 
their resolutions of appreciation and 
'regret. The student body was not 
satisfied with these resolutions but 
thought that something tangible 
would may be express their apprecia- 
tion of Dr. Reber's work more fully. 
Therefore some students with the help 
of several other students canvassed 
the student body for a free-will of- 
fering which resulted in the presenta- 
tion by Helen Oellig of a purse with' 
some gold coins to Dr. Reber in our 
Regular Chapel exercises. 

After receiving all these resolutions 
and presents Dr. Reber openly ex- 
pressed his heartfelt thanks to his 
friends for the same. He also said, 
"T am changing my location not my 
vocation and I leave Elizabethtown 
College with many pleasant memories 
of you who are at the school now and 
those who have been here before." 



Elizabethtown College needs to 
congratulate Prof. Leier, our Agricul- 
ture and language teacher, for the im- 
provements made on our College 
Campus. During Commencement 

week he showed to the students and 
teachers the dignity of labor and 
quite a number of students and teach- 
ers were influenced by his example. 
Then they with one accord worked 
with Prof. Leiter until the work was 
finished. The result was the planting 
of a hedge fence about one-fourth the 
distance around the College driveway, 
the planting of sixty geraniums on the 
crescent shaped flower bed, the plant- 
ing of a dozen or more of laydrangeas 
and spiraeas and the plantig of a grape 
vine besides the newly erected grape 

The hedge was a donation of the 
Class of 1917. 

The money for the flowers and 
shrubs was procured by a free-will of- 
fering of students and teachers. The 
amount thus raised was $7-i5- 

Miss Myer, the oldest teacher at 
Eizabethtown College has fully re- 
covered from an attack of pneumonia 
and has been with us during Com- 
mencement week. She looks strong 
and healthy and will be at her post 
again September 2, 1918. 

The students at Miss Kilhefner's 
table have decided to write a circular 
lletter which will keep each one of 
them informed as to the whereabouts 
of the others during the summer. 

News has been received that an- 
other of our boys is called to Camp 
Lee, Va. It is Ephraim Hertzler of 

Commencemet Week 

' On Sunday, May 12th. 7:30 p. m. 
President D. C. Reber preached a very 
instructive and fitting sermon. 

Tuesday evening was used by a 
Music Recital by the Music Depart- 
ment. The vocal music was given by 
female voices and all seemed to have 

their parts well. Some very beauti- 
ful piano solos were played. 

The Commercial program on Wed- 
esday evening was good. The mem- 
bers on the program had their selec- 
tions well n hand. Prof. Ober's prac- 
tical talk was enjoyed by all and needs 
no further comment. 

Thursday was the busy day. A very 
good program was rendered at 2.00 
p. m. by the Class of 1918. At 3.00 
o'clock was the Reunion of the Class 
of 1908. At 4.30 the Alumni Luncheon 
was served in Music Hall by the con- 
scripted waiters — twelve in number. 
In the evening an interesting program 
was given by the Alumni Association. 

The Commencement day w^as Fri- 
day. The Commencement address 
was given by Dr. C. C. Ellis, Ph. D., 
Vice President of Juniata College, 
Huntington, Pa. His . subject was 
"Efficient Personality." Some points 
he made are : To have efficient person- 
ality one must have patience and en- 
thusiasm. We must be willing as 
leaders, to work with our followers. 
' We welcome Dr. Ellis back to our 
school again. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Since it has pleased Our Heavenly 
Father to remove from his earthly la- 
bors, a Worthly Minister and Church 
Worker, Elder John W. Schlosser, 
father of one of our alumni and teach- 
ers. Professor Ralph W. Schlosser, 
and to transplant him into the fuller 
life of the Kingdom above. Be it 
therefore, resolved : 

That we, the faculty and students 
of Elizabethtown College, express our 
deepest sympathy to the home for 
their loss of a loving husband and 
father, to his congregation for the 
loss of a faithful adviser, to the com- 
munity for their loss of a worthy citi. 

That we commend, all these who 
sustain a deep loss through his death 
to a loving Heavenly Father, who 
doeth all things well, and healeth 



earths deepest wounds, and bringeth 
comfort where human heart and hands 
must ever fail. 

That we express our greatfulness to 
Our Heavenly Father who calleth us 
from our earthy suffering to a home of 
rest above. 

That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the immediate family, to Pro- 
fessor R. ^^'. Schlosser, and that they 
be published in Our College Times, 
The Denver Press, and The Ephrata 

j H. H. Nye. 

Committee-; Flov S. Crouthamel, 

( C. H. Roy 




From May 3 to 5, Professors Ober 
and Schlosser held a Bible Institute of 
seven sessions, in the Lancaster 

Prof. Ober gave several lectures on 
Sunday School pedagogy, which is a 
favorite subject of his. Prof. Schlos- 
ser gave a series of teachings on the 
First Epistle of John. On Sunday 
night he gave his lecture on "Christ- 
ian Education" to a large and interest- 
ed audience. 

Institvites were held recently by 
Professors Ober and Schlosser at 
Lebanon and in the Spring Grove con- 
gregation. Good interest is reported 
to have been shown in these institutes. 

The Student Volunteer Mission 
Band gave two programs on Sunday, 
April 28, the one at Mechanicsburg, 
Cumberland County, in the morning 
and the other at Harrisburg in the 
evening. At both places interested 
audiences listened to the programs. 
The trip was made in H. H. Brandt's 
automobile. Air. Brandt is a member 
of the Church of the Brethren of Eliza- 
bethtown, and when asked what his 
charge would be, he replied that since 
it is for the Mission cause he would 
accept nothing. His was surely an ac- 
ceptable contribution to the cause. 

On Wednesday evening, May 15, 

the students and teachers gathered on 
the campus, which is now so beautiful 
and inviting, for a farewell prayer 
meeting. A number of students told 
of some of the things that have been 
specially helpful to them during the 
year. Others gave expression to the 
fact that while we have had victories 
and successes we were not able in our- 
selves to achieve them. And we were 
also reminded that our responsibilities 
are commensurate with our opportuni- 
ties. And as we go away from C0I7 
lege Hill it was the prayer of all, we 
believe, that the Lord might keep 
watch over us while we are thus sepa- 


Expression of Appreciation 
We the Alumni Association of 
Elizabethtown College wish to ex- 
press our deepest appreciation to Dr. 
Reber for the service he has rendered 
to our Alma Mater during the past 
sixteen years. We have been inspired 
by him as an instructor, we have been 
cheered by him as a friend, and our 
lives have been enriched by his asso- 
ciation. We feel that the Alumni are 
dosing a strong supporter in his re- 
tiring from active service for our Alma 
Mater. ^^> will miss his untiring ef- 
forts for the advancement of the in- 
terests of the College. We appreciate 
his administrative ability, his teaching 
power, and his unselfish devotion to 
duty. Although we regret our loss, 
we are glad he is leaving with a con- 
tinued interest in our Alma Mater. 
We extend to him our best wishes in 
his future educational career. May 
his life touch and influence many more 
young lives to the realization of the 
highest and noblest manhood and wo- 
manhood. The influence of his life 
shall remain in our memory, and we 
shall always endeavor to promote the 
•interests to which he has consecrated 
his life. 

Sara C. Shisler, 
Jacob S. Harley 
James H. Breitigan.